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Court of Protection & The Office of the Public Guardian

Hodders can assist you with any matters which are dealt with by the Office of the Public Guardian and the Court of Protection.

Both the Office of the Public Guardian (‘OPG’) and the Court of Protection (‘COP’) are government departments created to assist members of the public when dealing with their personal affairs.

The OPG deals with the registration of Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney. It is generally non-contentious and holds records of all of the Powers of Attorney that are registered. A search can be made to ascertain whether a person has made a power of attorney.

The COP looks after people who are no longer capable of looking after their own affairs. The COP deals with Deputyship applications and monitors Deputies as they manage the affairs of their Patient (the person on whose behalf the order has been made). The COP can also hold money for the Patient in the Court Funds Office.

The COP also deals with contentious matters. The COP is the court which deals with applications concerning disputes about the suitability of an Attorney or Deputy or if there has been financial abuse of a person with or without capacity to manage their own affairs. The COP is the court which also deals with Statutory Wills for people who no longer have the legal level of capacity to make a Will themselves.

For further details on some of the specific areas where we can offer assistance to you, please follow the links below:

Court of Protection Deputyships

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Lasting powers of Attorney

Call us on 0808 168 8677 (local rate) to find out more about our Court of Protection & The Office of the Public Guardian law services or alternatively go to "Meet the Team" to contact one of our specialists directly.

With solicitors offices in Battersea, Hanover Square London, Harlesden, Harrow and Wembley, Hodders Law can provide the services of a local solicitor backed up by the strength of a big firm expertise.

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Thank you very much indeed for all that you, William Brown, and your support team at Hodders have done in connection with this purchase, and with the associated sale of Wallers Haven Barn. There were many times when I thought that we were not going to make one or the other, and it is in very large part down to your persistence that we are exchanged. Your care, patience and attention to detail have been much appreciated.

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