For life overseas. With our seal of approval.
We are home to one of only a small number of specialist solicitors trained to authenticate legal documents for use in the UK or abroad.
Senior Partner | Head of Contentious Probate and Trusts
The Court of Protection exists to make decisions for and on behalf of adults who sadly lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. The Court can deal with a wide range of issues, whether affecting a person’s property and financial affairs or their health and welfare needs.
The Court of Protection applies the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in order to make decisions in a person’s “best interests”.
These are just a few examples of the sort of circumstances in which the Court of Protection may be asked to make a decision:-
Application may be made to the Court of Protection by a family member or anyone else concerned about a person’s best interests. The Office of the Public Guardian supervises attorneys and may bring their own claim if an attorney is not acting appropriately. The Local Authority may also become involved where issues of care are concerned.
Our specialist lawyers can assist with applications in the Court of Protection and in appropriate circumstances the Partners of Bell & Buxton can also act as Deputy for property and financial affairs.
See also our Deputyship page and Financial Abuse page for related information
"I am very happy with the service provided. Massive thank you to the team."
"Katie dealt with things promptly and kept me up to date with what was happening, I felt she cared and was committed to my case."
"No improvements required - I would use Bell & Buxton again without hesitation. Demelza has been super with very clear advice & quick responses to any query we had."
"Professional, considerate and willing to go the extra mile."
"David Williams was outstanding in his attention to detail, clarity and efficiency. I have never had such exemplary service in dealing with solicitors."