If an individual loses their mental capacity and has not made any legal arrangements such as an Enduring Power of Attorney (existing legally valid only) or Lasting Power of Attorney to manage their property and financial affairs, then their representatives will need to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as Deputies. The following process and fees will apply:
Court of Protection – Fees
- Application fee – £400: payable on making an application to start court proceedings or on making an application for permission to start proceedings.
- Appeal fee – £400: payable on filing an appellant’s notice appealing a court decision or seeking permission to appeal a court decision.
- Hearing fee – £500: payable where the court has held a hearing to decide the application and has made a final order, declaration or decision.
Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) Appointment of Deputy fee
£100.00 – A one-off payment for placing the Deputy’s details on a register and carrying out a risk assessment to determine the appropriate Deputy Supervision regime. Please note this is not the Court of Protection application fee.
Deputy supervision fees
The OPG will charge an annual supervision fee which is based on the cost of providing services to support the Deputy and the client.
- £320 for general supervision
- £35 for minimal supervision (if you’re a property and affairs deputy managing less than £21,000)
- Fees are normally paid from the client’s funds but can be paid by the Deputy and then refunded from the client’s funds later.
- Where clients have adequate funds they are required to pay for the cost of supervision. However, the client may be eligible for fee exemption or remission if the fees would cause hardship.
For an initial discussion or to arrange a no obligation home visit, please submit your details on the Contact us page
Or Call Brajinder Daved of Olympian Estate Planning Solutions on 01582 417027