Court of protection

Our specialist solicitors can assist you with any applications that need to be made to the Court of Protection including deputy applications or applications for court guidance or orders for attorneys or deputies as and when needed (for example, a request to make gifts from the donor’s assets or a request to sell the donor’s home).

Deputyship application

If somebody loses their mental capacity to deal with their own affairs without having put in place an enduring or lasting power of attorney a deputy will need to be appointed.

A deputy application is made to the Court of Protection. The person(s) named as deputy are chosen by the Court of Protection and not by the donor and, accordingly, could be someone the donor would not ordinarily choose to make such decisions.

Deputy applications are generally more complex, more time consuming and therefore more expensive than putting in place a valid lasting power of attorney.

How our solicitors can help you:

Next step

Please contact one of our specialist Court of Protection solicitors to discuss your requirements.

Meet the team

Niki Tarrant


Martin Terrell


Martin Terrell of Warners Solicitors is described by a client as “compassionate, professional and an expert in his field.” He is a highly experienced practitioner who handles all aspects of Court of Protection work including financial abuse, asset recovery and family conflicts. Another client states: “I am continually impressed with his knowledge and measured approach to dealing with difficult situations.”

Chambers & Partners 2019

Sources describe Martin Terrell of Warners Solicitors as having “a brain the size of Europe,” as well as being “very good to work with and a very experienced Court of Protection lawyer.” He handles a range of both contentious and non-contentious Court of Protection work, including financial abuse and residence issues, particularly in relation to elderly clients.

Chambers & Partners 2018

"They are very client-friendly; I wouldn't hesitate to put an elderly vulnerable client in front of them."

Chambers HNW 2017 – Quote from a care professional