Contentious Court of Protection Matters

Our specialist Contentious Court of Protection team has wide-ranging experience in dealing with problems and disputes that relate to individuals who lack capacity, and the people appointed to make decisions and manage their affairs, such as attorneys and deputies.

Court of Protection matters are, by definition, sensitive – they involve people who are vulnerable, who lack capacity to make certain financial and personal welfare decisions, either at all or without specialist support. They may be confused or upset by any change to their lives and the people who support them. Similarly, where individuals are accused of failing to carry out their duties effectively or worse, fraudulently or abusively, emotions can run high.

When a dispute arises in relation to a vulnerable person’s affairs, the Court of Protection has the jurisdiction to get involved and resolve the issues. We approach all the cases with sensitivity and respect to the individuals affected. Our aim is to ensure that the rights, assets and quality of life of the vulnerable individual are preserved and protected. These cases are often complex, and may involve family members, care providers and other professionals.

We advise on a wide range of issues relations to the Court of Protection, including:

  • Objections to applications for lasting powers of attorney or the appointment of a deputy
  • Challenging decisions or action taken by attorneys and/or deputies
  • Removing attorneys or deputies
  • Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) investigations
  • Statutory Will applications
  • Accusations of coercion and control
  • Elder abuse
  • Financial abuse

When problems arise you need to take advice from an experienced solicitor who understands how the Court of Protection works and make the strongest possible case. We are here to help.

Whether you are an appointed attorney deputy or a family member, friend or neighbour, we can advise you on how to approach these matters – including defending challenges where someone suggests you are at fault.

If you are concerned about a vulnerable person and the way they are being treated, contact us as soon as possible.

Fees for Court of Protection matters

We approach each Court of Protection matter on a case-by-case basis, offering a range of funding options and always seeking to provide strategies that are as economical as possible.

Find out more about our fees here.


Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

Ben Sidgwick


Jenny Carter


Jodie Walmsley

Litigation Executive

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Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

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