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Deputyship services

When and why is a Deputyship needed?

If your loved one or friend has not got round to appointing an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney and no longer has capacity to do so, there is nobody to manage their affairs. If this is the case, an application to the Court of Protection (Court) to appoint a Deputy must be made.

Without this, nothing can be done with their property and financial affairs. This means nobody can deal with their house, bank accounts, bills, debts, care fees or make sure they have enough money for food and everyday needs. This may be troublesome, especially for someone who is already vulnerable.

People may lose capacity because of a brain injury, birth injury, dementia or learning difficulty. If you are not sure whether they have lost capacity, already have an Attorney or need a Deputy, we can help.

Being a deputy

What do Deputies do?

Once a Deputy is appointed by the Court to manage a person’s finances and property they have the Court’s authority to do all the things an Attorney can do. This may include buying or selling property, claiming benefits, arranging investments and managing bank accounts.

Who can be a Deputy?

Anybody over 18 can be a Deputy but it is the Court’s decision who is appointed. It is usually a family member or close friend who is appointed as a Lay Deputy or a professional solicitor (such as from Linder Myers) who is appointed as a Professional Deputy. Deputies can either act alone or together with another Deputy and we can fully advise you of the options.

We will work with you to find the best solution to your needs and advise you of the pros and cons of a Lay Deputy and Professional Deputy acting for your loved one or friend. We are also happy to work alongside you, as joint Deputies.

The advice given is always good.
Commercial Litigation

Vicky and the team were very supportive and helpful during our sale. They were always quick to respond to queries and helped make the whole selling process less stressful.
Conveyancing

I cannot say enough good things about the conveyancing service that Vicky provides. She is responsive, efficient and supportive, and would always have time to speak with me when needed to guide me through the process.
Conveyancing

Sarah McCarthy, provided an efficient effective service in an empathetic manner . Highly recommended.
Wills

Able to speak informally to a solicitor who provided guidance for work related problems.
Employment

Chelsey was truly amiable and proficient yet additionally totally sensible with her recommendation, reassuring me that a goal could be reached.

Family

I have recently been represented by Chelsey Bayliss of Linder Myers regarding a family matter, Chelsey was absolutely fantastic throughout, dealing with everything in an extremely professional manner, we got the result we wanted and I would highly recommend Chelsey and Linder Myers to anyone. Fantastic service.
Family

Dealt with my house purchase and were great
Conveyancing

Professional efficient effective service. All staff were professional and understanding in a very difficult situation.
Wills

Good solicitor, keep you well informed and very helpful

Clinical Negligence

Thanks to Andrew Grethe for acting on the sale of a property. The process was painless.
Commercial Property

I have been very impressed by the service I have received so far from Chelsey Baylis. She has been very knowledgeable, informative and friendly. She delivered her advice in a professional yet compassionate way, and clarified my options in a comprehensive and clear format. I now feel ready to proceed to the next stage with confidence. Thank you!
Family

I contacted Chelsey recently for advice during a difficult separation. Chelsey was very professional, honest and helped me to see my situation more clearly. I would recommend Chelsey and Linder Myers Solicitors to others needing friendly, yet professional advice.
Family

I required a solicitor at short notice when I was made redundant. Emma was brilliant. At very short notice she responded to my email, supported and advised me, and turned around the documents to meet the company’s deadline. She even rang me on her day off to ask if I had any issues with the issues she had highlighted in our email exchange. Excellent service.
Employment

I needed to update my will and my daughter advised me to speak to Emma Channon. Even with all the COVID restrictions it was a pleasure to meet Emma and get advice on my will. I was kept informed and appointments were made for me to go into the office to sign the paperwork. Emma and Catherine were both very professional but also very friendly and put me at ease.
Employment

Linder Myers were there for me from day one, my solicitor called me, he showed true care about myself and my case, and was very proactive and friendly, providing 1st class service and timely responses throughout. I would highly recommend Linder Myers to anyone, they provided clear and professional advice and were fully honest about costs every step of the way.
Clinical Negligence

Easy straightforward claim, Thankyou so much for all your support and help with moving it forward
Occupational Disease

I made contact with Linder Myers in regard to an employment law matter and the service I received has been first class throughout. The help and advice given has been Invaluable in helping me through the first stages of my case.
Employment

From start to finish they Claire kept in touch. And I don’t think I would of got any compensation if I used another solicitor as she didn’t give up hope and believed in me and knew that I deserved something even when they said no Claire kept trying as knew I was a genuine case highly recommended.
Occupational Disease

I have recently used the services of Linder Myers for probate, conveyancing and writing my will. Everything has been handled professionally with a personal and approachable attitude.
I had never written a will before and I felt reassured and confident that I was in safe hands. The whole procedure was effortless and completed quickly. Thanks again to the team
Wills

Sarah provided just what we were hoping for, someone who would listen to our concerns about planning for when one or other of us is no longer here, and practical advice to address any issues.
Family

I engaged Ben Williams at Linder Myers recently to assist me in an employment contract matter to discuss and approve a settlement agreement, Ben provided me with some excellent advice and helped me negotiate some important amendments to the agreement. I have to say Ben's attention to detail was exceptional and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending his work.
Employment

I’ve had a great experience working with two brilliant solicitors at Linder Myers on a personal case. They were kind, transparent and efficient and I managed to get the outcome I desired. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Employment

Ben was fantastic to work with from start to finish when assisting on an employment issue recently. He enabled the deadline to be hit through his quick yet thorough email correspondence and explained all technical queries with confidence. I would highly recommend.
Employment

Excellent service, very happy with how quick and easy the whole process was.


Wills

I contacted Linder Myers recently for advice during a difficult separation. They were very professional, honest and helped me to see my situation more clearly. I would recommend Linder Myers Solicitors to others needing friendly, yet professional advice.
Family

I experienced a fantastic service from the family team. They supported and helped me through a very traumatic divorce and offered much support and advice. Always available to talk and very thorough. Would highly recommend.
Family

I cannot thank the team enough for the 1st class service they provided. After going through a very traumatic separation, they were kind, considerate and extremely compassionate. They guided me and have been completely honest throughout. I would 100% recommend.
Family

The friendliest and most helpful solicitors that I have ever had the pleasure of using. 100% recommended.
Family

Through their hard work, expertise and general brilliance I have been able to resolve a family issue that had been occurring for some years previously. Their insight into the right approach and understanding the situation with a compassionate approach made this whole process a lot less painful & a lot more successful than I had hoped!
Family

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