Monday 23 September 2013
Court of Protection and Deputyships at Sampson Coward
David Healy, at Sampson Coward, is a Court of Protection appointed Professional Deputy for Property and Affairs with 15 years of experience. The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints deputies to act on behalf of people (protected parties) who are unable to make decisions about their personal health, finance or welfare. Deputies must make decisions in the best interests of the protected party and can only make the decisions the Court says they can make. Deputies must apply a high standard of care when making decisions. Any financial decisions will be made to ensure that the protected party is sufficiently provided for.
Appointing a Deputy can often be a daunting and complicated process which family members face when a family member or someone close to them no longer has the mental capacity to manage their affairs. At Sampson Coward we can help by completing the Court of Protection application forms and running the deputyship.
Katherine Samuels assists David Healy with the day to day running of the deputyship. This involves managing all finances, assisting with benefit claims including direct payments and applications, running building projects if adaptions or alterations are needed to property, liaising with care agencies and carers or organising treatment and much more. The daily running of the deputyship varies depending on the protected party and their needs.
David Healy is also a trustee of Personal Injury Trusts at Sampson Coward and Katherine assists with the running of the trusts. The Personal Injury Trusts are in place to ensure clients who have a litigation case or have been through one retain their entitlement to means-tested benefits or minimise their contribution towards the costs of community care support. In doing this the damages they are awarded can be safeguarded for the future.
For more information on the Court of Protection please click on the following link:
Please contact the Personal Injury Team at Sampson Coward for any Court of Protection, Deputyship or Trust enquiries.