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Contentious Court of Protection Solicitors in Nottingham

Here at Actons Solicitors, our team of dedicated and experienced contentious Court of Protection solicitors.

The Actons Solicitors team specialises in handling complex contentious Court of Protection cases that involve disputes over the financial affairs of vulnerable individuals and their families during their lifetime.

What Is The Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection makes financial and welfare decisions on behalf of vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to manage their own financial affairs including paying for healthcare and housing.

Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with contentious Court of Protection matters in connection with financial disputes and are here to guide you through the legal process.


Our Solicitors provide a range of legal services for contentious Court of Protection cases, including:

  • Disputes in the Court of Protection about the management of a vulnerable person’s financial affairs and disputes between attorneys or deputies
  • Disputes over the appointment of deputies and attorneys
  • Challenges to decisions made by deputies or attorneys
  • Applications for the removal of deputies or attorneys
  • Disputes over the use of funds and assets
  • Applications for statutory wills
  • Applications for the appointment of a deputy or attorney

How Our Contentious Court Of Protection Lawyers In Nottingham Can Help

Our experienced Court of Protection solicitors understand the complexities of these cases and the emotional strain they can put on individuals and families. We are committed to providing compassionate, effective and affordable legal representation to help clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

If you’re concerned about a loved one who you believe is unable to make a decision for themselves, get in touch with us today for legal advice.

If you need expert legal help for a contentious Court of Protection case, our solicitors are here to help. Get in touch with our contentious Court of Protection solicitor today by calling 0115 9 100 200 or fill in our online enquiry form.

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  • What is the Court of Protection?

    The Court of Protection is a legal court that deals with matters regarding vulnerable people and their ability to make decisions independently. It was established as part of the Mental Capacity Act of 2005. The Court of Protection has the power to make decisions on finance, property, health or welfare. The court is also able to pass these powers onto another party (a deputy), usually a family member or friend.

  • What is a Deputy?

    One of the key roles of the Court of Protection is appointing a deputy for someone who lacks their mental capacity to make decisions themselves. A deputy is only needed if there isn’t a Lasting Power of Attorney already in place.

  • Who can be appointed as a Deputy?

    Anyone can be appointed as a Deputy by the Court of Protection. Most commonly, friends or family of the vulnerable person become their deputy. However, in some cases, a solicitor might be appointed as someone's deputy.

  • What is the role of the Court of Protection?

    The Court of Protection plays a vital role in making decisions for individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves. This court is responsible for ensuring that choices regarding their finances, healthcare and personal welfare are made in their best interests. By appointing deputies and reviewing cases, the Court of Protection safeguards the rights of vulnerable individuals, promoting fairness, and providing necessary protection.

  • When is a Contentious Court of Protection case necessary?

    A contentious Court of Protection case becomes necessary when there are disagreements or disputes regarding decisions to be made on behalf of an individual who lacks mental capacity. These disagreements can arise among family members, caregivers, medical professionals, or other involved parties. Contentious cases typically involve differing opinions about the individual's best interests, such as residence, financial management, or personal welfare. In such situations, the court intervenes to resolve disputes, ensure the individual's well-being, and make decisions that align with their best interests while upholding legal and ethical standards.

  • What is the process for initiating a Contentious Court of Protection case?

    1. Seeking Legal Advice: Consult with an experienced solicitor specialising in Court of Protection matters. 2. Gathering Evidence: Collect relevant documents and evidence to support your case. 3. Letter Before Action: In some cases, send a formal ‘letter before action’ to the other party, outlining your concerns and intentions. 4. Issuing Court Proceedings: If resolution is not achieved, file court documents in the Court of Protection to initiate the case. 5. Case Management: The court will manage the case, setting hearings, and deadlines. 6. Hearing and Decision: Attend court hearings where evidence is presented, leading to a court decision. 7. Enforcement or Appeal: Implement the court's decision or consider appealing if necessary. The specific steps may vary depending on the circumstances and legal advice received.

  • How long does a contentious Court of Protection case usually take?

    The duration of a contentious Court of Protection case varies widely but often spans several months to several years.

  • What are the potential outcomes of a Contentious Court of Protection case?

    1. Resolution through Negotiation: Parties may reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation, avoiding court proceedings. 2. Court Decision: The court may make a decision, which can involve appointing or removing a deputy, managing financial matters, or determining care arrangements. 3. Appeal: Dissatisfied parties may appeal the court's decision, extending the case. 4. Ongoing Supervision: In some cases, the court may order ongoing supervision to ensure the protection and well-being of the individual involved. If you’re experiencing court of protection problems and need support, Actons Solicitors are here to help. Our leading court of protection lawyers are experts in a range of issues and can work on your behalf to achieve your desired outcome. The specific outcome depends on the circumstances of each case. To find out how we can help with your case, contact Actons Solicitors today. Simply give us a call, send us an email or visit us at our offices in Nottingham.

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