What is Deputyship?

A Property and Affairs Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions for someone who is unable to make those decisions themselves.

Property and Affairs Deputies play an important role in the care of people whose lives have been affected by brain injury or any other type of mental impairment such as mental illness, dementia or learning difficulties. Their role is primarily to help the person they are responsible for with financial matters but their support can be more wide-ranging.  

Deputies work with clients and the wider support teams to ensure that people affected by a mental impairment get the best and most cost-effective rehabilitation and tailor-made support so that they can have the best possible quality of life.

Deputies work closely with Healthcare Professionals, Personal Injury Solicitors, Case Managers, family members and friends to ensure that the needs of their client are fully met. They also liaise with the Department of Work and Pensions, local authorities and primary care trusts to ensure that their clients receive all of the Statutory funding to which they are entitled.

A Deputy can be a relative or friend (sometimes called a ‘lay deputy’) or someone professionally appointed, like a solicitor.

  • If Deputyship is not your specialism it can be challenging as well as time consuming and difficult to deliver a service that is in the client's best interests. Hyphen Law can help.

    AB James, Bristol

  • Christine provided sensible, realistic and measured advice in a calm and authoritative manner. Her assistance in relation to recovering Court of Protection Deputy costs within the settlement terms reached was critical ensuring my client's future affairs will be properly and professionally managed. I cannot praise her sufficiently.

    Mark Pierce, Boyce Hatton

  • I have been supported by the lawyers at Hyphen Law for more than ten years. During this time I have been amazed at the lengths they have gone to to ensure that my son's health and financial well being was paramount. During the purchase of a house for my son and its subsequent adaptation and-modernisation, Hyphen Law have set a very high bar.

    Graham Fulcher

  • The fact that Hyphen Law are specialists in Deputyship was a huge help...apart from the financial help Paul has got the care he needs. They are a great support to me. It makes my life much easier knowing there is someone on the end of the phone who understands and cares.

    Hyphen law client

  • I have found the deputyship services at Hyphen Law to be of a high standard . Any queries are addressed in a timely manner and the solicitors that I work with are very approachable and client centred .They appear to have a good understanding of the issues being faced by the clients and are willing to work with me as the case manager to address them.

    Janet Cook, Case Manager/Occupational Therapist

  • The support that my son has received from Hyphen Law has been fantastic. At a time when there are so many things for us to think about, it's really reassuring to know that my son's property and financial affairs are being managed by diligent professionals who provide a very personal service

    Anonymous

  • Following my work with Hyphen Law in recent years. I am always impressed with their dedication to their clients. I feel they provide a knowledgable and professional service yet are always personable and considerate to their clients needs.

    Jonathan Blake, Neuro Rehab Assist Service Manager, Krysalis Consultancy

  • Our case managers have worked with Hyphen Law for a number of years. Their approachable manner and expertise means that we can work together in the best interests of the client

    A Case Management Company

  • My deputyship has provided me with help guidance when needed and my affairs have been administered very professionally and courteously at all times.

    Miss A D

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