What does the Court of Protection do?

The Court of Protection was created to help people who lack mental capacity. Its duties include:

  • Deciding whether someone lacks mental capacity to make a particular decision
  • Appointing a Deputy – someone authorised to make certain decisions on a person’s behalf
  • Making urgent and emergency orders – for example, if someone requires immediate medical treatment but lacks the capacity to consent
  • Making Statutory Wills where someone cannot make a Will themselves
  • Making decisions in relation to a person who is deprived of their liberty (their actions and movements are being restricted)


Richard Pollock

Head of Court of Protection

Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

Ben Sidgwick


Louise Brown


Rebecca Moore


Daniel Doswell

Family Executive

John Holdsworth

Chartered Legal Executive

Key contact

Richard Pollock

Head of Court of Protection

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