Court of Protection and Social Care

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Property & Affairs

St Philips Chambers boasts extensive experience of property law, as well as trusts and wills.

As such barristers in the Court of Protection team regularly advise and represent parties in relation, among other things, to:

(a)  Applications for the appointment of deputies;
(b)  Disputes concerning the conduct of deputies, including application for their removal or for the provision of accounts;
(c)   Applications for statutory wills;
(d)  Applications authorising transactions proposed by a Deputy;
(e)  Applications authorising the bringing of defending of legal proceedings;
(f)   Applications for the approval of the settlement of property on behalf of a patient or for the variation of trusts or wills;
(g)  Issues arising in the provision of care home services, charging for community care and the availability of NHS continuing care;
(h)  The lawfulness of charging for top-ups in aftercare, and the availability for service charges in sheltered accommodation