If someone loses their mental capacity and didn’t previously create a lasting power of attorney, family members may apply to the Family Court to appoint a Deputy to represent and manage the persons welfare, property and affairs. This framework exists under the Mental Capacity Act.

A doctor is required to certify that a person lacks mental capacity. The law defines a person as lacking mental capacity when they are unable to:

  • understand the information relevant to the decision;
  • retain that information;
  • use or weigh that information as part of the process of making the decision; or
  • communicate their decision (whether by talking, using sign language or any other means).

It is advisable to enlist the support of an experienced deputyship lawyer who can guide and support you through the process. We offer fixed, and transparent fees starting from $2,990. If you would like to take advantage of an initial free consultation, please get in touch.

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Jane was very clear in all her explanations and very patient. The fact that she was able to converse in Mandarin & Hokkien, helped tremendously in making my mum understand better what this procedure was about. Happy & satisfied with the overall service. Thank you.

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