Court of Protection

The Court of Protection has been designed to deal with the decision making process for adults who lack capacity. The Court of Protection has the same powers, rights, privileges and authority as the High Court.

The Court of Protection may:

  • make decisions on financial and welfare matters affecting people who lack capacity
  • appoint deputies to make decisions for someone who lacks capacity
  • remove deputies or attorneys who act inappropriately
  • Hear cases around Lasting and Enduring Power of Attorney

When reaching any decision the Court of Protection must make the decision based on the ‘best interest of the person who lacks capacity.