Court of Protection

Our specialist team has extensive experience of supporting clients on issues relating to the court of protection. The court of protection exists to make decisions relating to the property, affairs, healthcare and welfare of adults (and children in limited circumstances) who lack the mental capacity to handle their own affairs.

Where an individual does not already have an enduring power of attorney, or lasting power of attorney in place, it is necessary to apply to the court of protection for the appointment of a deputy should they lose the mental capacity to deal with their own affairs.

We are highly experienced in helping our clients to prepare the relevant applications and advising on the process and issues as they arise. We can also support in the registration of enduring powers of attorneys and we act for both appointed deputies and attorneys on their ongoing responsibilities.

Ensuring the right arrangements are in place can make a significant difference to the lives of our loved ones. As well as ensuring adequate management of their financial affairs, we can also work with you to limit inheritance tax and other related issues.

To find out more about our work in this area, and how we can support your unique circumstances, please contact our team as detailed below.


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Richard Crocker

Private Client - Partner

Richard Crocker is the Head of Taylor Walton’s Private Client department and works with a team that provides a high quality service in our area, as well as further afield.  He offers advice on a wide range of issued including Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax planning using lifetime Trusts.

After graduating in History from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1973, his first career was with British Telecom where he was involved in planning the development of the international telecommunications network, and negotiating international agreements,.  Having decided to become a lawyer, Richard was articled in London with Beale and Company, and following qualification as a solicitor in 1989, joined the well know London firm, Withers LLP, where he worked in the Probate department for 7 years.

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