Court of Protection
Fieldfisher's dedicated Court of Protection team provides a specialist deputyship service to brain injured and elderly clients across the country who lack capacity to manage their own property and financial affairs.
We also advise individuals with capacity who wish to set up personal injury trusts to shield damages from means-testing, including acting as professional trustee.
How can we help?
- Acting as a professional Deputy or trustee
- Acting as an expert witness in litigation claims to comment on past and future Court of Protection and Deputy costs
- Advising lay Deputies and trustees on their duties and responsibilities
- Assisting lay Deputies to make applications to the Court of Protection for Statutory Wills, gifts, settlements and gratuitous family care payments
- Advising clients and families about changing Deputy
We understand that applying to the Court of Protection can be daunting and information about what to do next is not always easy to access or understand. Fieldfisher's specialist Court of Protection team provides clients and their families with clear advice and ongoing support.
Please call us on 020 7861 4064 to speak to an experienced Court of Protection lawyer, who will be happy to discuss your query and explain your options.
We understand that the importance of being responsive and flexible to the needs of our clients and their families. This underpins our approach to all our advice and decision-making.
We recognise that every client and their circumstances are different. We work closely with clients, families, case managers and support teams to ensure we provide a service which suits the individual.
We pride ourselves on regular, open and transparent communication throughout the application process and the ongoing management of our deputyships. We are committed to understanding our clients' needs and ensuring that they are met.
The deputyships and trusts we manage often arise from the most complex and high value litigation claims relating to personal injuries sustained as a result of accidents and clinical negligence. We provide clear, practical advice at every stage and use our skills and experience to ensure our clients and their families are supported.
We work closely with our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence colleagues and share knowledge and expertise in order to manage complex deputyships and trusts for our clients with pragmatism, compassion and a comprehensive understanding of all relevant considerations both pre and post-settlement.
We have excellent relationships with experienced case managers, therapists, investment advisers and architects, to provide the best possible services to our vulnerable clients.
We offer a focused and confident approach when handling even the most demanding cases, which include cross-jurisdictional issues, welfare considerations, contentious deputyship applications, capacity disputes and financial abuse.
What our clients and contacts say about us
"Anna is excellent at putting clients at ease and answering their questions, demonstrating empathy and a willingness to assist. She is extremely efficient and responds to queries quickly with a very approachable attitude which facilitates good relationships with families and all professionals working on the case."
Experienced brain injury case manager
"The Fieldfisher Court of Protection team has managed our quadriplegic daughter's affairs for five years now. We have found them to be sympathetic, professional and very responsive. We have always felt very comfortable knowing that they have our daughter's best interests at heart, at all times."
Father of brain injured young woman
"We have worked with Anna Bond and her team for many years now. I think the best testimonial I can give and to demonstrate the regard in which we hold her is to say that we first met Anna when she was with another firm in London, which was handling a Personal Injury claim on behalf of my husband. Even though we were very satisfied with them, we were so impressed with Anna that we followed her to her next firm and subsequently followed her again to Fieldfisher when she became a Partner and Head of Court Protection.
"Anna Bond and her team are extremely kind, caring, and always approachable and ready to explain and help in a situation that can be fairly daunting to a lay-person. We, as a family, are extraordinarily fortunate to have met Anna."
Wife of brain injured client
"Our son's deputy Anna Bond and her team are all very hard working and professional. They are very open to our son's needs and also us as a family.
"They are always very eager and willing to help us with whatever is needed for our son. They know us as a family very well, they are always on top of things and we are always very well informed of any decisions and changes. We are very happy to have them working with us for a better, brighter future for us and especially for our son."
Father of child who sustained a brain injury at birth
"The Fieldfisher team have been a huge support to our family, not only helping us navigate a complex and unknown (for us) process but also being there to offer help and guidance. The whole team have been thoughtful and quick in their responses to us which has helped manage some of the day to day challenges we have as a family."
Parents of young boy who suffered a brain injury at birth
If you would like to speak to someone about exploring a possible change of Deputy, please contact Anna Bond.
Anna is frequently asked by families to take over deputyships from other professionals. We understand that this is an important decision for clients and families and requesting a change can be daunting and introduce uncertainty. We would be pleased to provide some no-obligation initial advice about the process.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Charities we support
Hugely successful case management day focuses on best practices for clients
Partners Jane Weakley and Anna Bond spoke at a well-attended case management day this week about collaborative working practices to achieve the best outcome for clients.
Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Teams top the Legal 500 rankings
Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence teams have been listed tier 1 in the Legal 500 rankings.
Simple scan to identify breech babies supported by partner Jane Weakley and senior midwife Charlene Francois
Proposals for coroners to investigate late-term stillbirths would provide relief to grieving families