If you have been appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection, you must complete an annual report. At Breens Solicitors, we can complete this report on your behalf, removing the burden from your shoulders.
To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us for a free initial enquiry.
If your loved one loses mental capacity and does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney, the Court of Protection can appoint a person (or group of people) to make decisions on their behalf. The appointed person is called a deputy.
A deputy has various duties, one of which is to complete an annual report. This is submitted to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for review. In the report, you must set out what decisions you have made and explain your reasoning.
If you are a property and affairs deputy, you must also provide summary accounts and information about financial transactions that have been made. This might include things such as the payment of care home fees or the sale of a property.
This allows the Office of the Public Guardian to monitor your actions, ensuring you are working in your loved one’s best interests.
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If you are a deputy, you must submit this report every year. This can be a difficult task, as there is a lot of paperwork to complete and evidence to provide. If the OPG is not satisfied with the report, you will be asked for further information.
This can be stressful, particularly if you are also trying to care for your family member or friend. However, you are allowed to ask for help. If you like, you can ask a solicitor to complete and submit the report for you.
At Breen Solicitors, we can prepare your annual deputy report. We will collect the necessary information we need from you, fill out the required forms and send the report to the Office of the Public Guardian. This relieves you of the responsibility, and gives you peace of mind that everything has been completed accurately
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Have you been told to submit a deputy report? If so, let us help you. Contact us now for a free initial enquiry to find out more about our services.