Chapter 5 - Application to appoint a deputy
This is a chapter from the Bloomsbury Professional book A Practitioner's Guide to the Court of Protection, 3rd Edition, which is a user-friendly handbook providing practical and detailed coverage of this increasingly significant topic. The Court of Protection is a specialist court for all issues relating to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions and this book covers all of these issues and the practices and procedures of the Court of Protection and the Public Guardian. It has been comprehensively updated to reflect the latest law at the time of publication, including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the decisions in S and S and Re P. Topics covered include the appointment and duties of deputies; managing affairs and property for others; litigation, trusts, costs, gifts and dispositions and powers of attorney. The book also deals with matters relating to foreign jurisdictions.