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Making an Application to the Court of Protection to Appoint a Deputy - Theory and Practice

Data Law Limited


£72 inc VAT
Or £24.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
2 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
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Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the principles of The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 including best interests & least restrictive intervention and the MCA Code of Practice
    • Have considered when a deputy is required, who can be appointed as a deputy and who can make this application.
    • Understand role and responsibilities of a deputy
    • Be familiar with how deputies are supervised and by whom
    • Be aware of the supervision fees required
    • Understand the application process and the procedure which must be followed
    • Be familiar with the forms that are used during the application process and the fees involved.
    • Be aware of what happens once the application has been issued and the order has been made
    • Be aware of the levels of supervision available
    • Understand the issues surrounding supervision fees
    • Will have considered the disposable capital test and gross monthly income test

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners


Court of Protection work is a growth area in private client practice. Statistics show that increasing numbers of clients are becoming mentally compromised in later life, many of whom do not have Lasting Powers of Attorney. In such circumstances the Court of Protection can appoint two types of deputy; those who look after property and financial affairs and those who look after a person’s health and welfare.

This two part course will provide viewers with an in-depth examination of the theory behind making an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy and will offer guidance and assistance to ensure that if you make an application to the Court of Protection, this will be successful.

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