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Court of protection

This court gives vulnerable people in England a guardian to act on their behalf and protect their interests.

Created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, it has jurisdiction over (responsibility for) the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who don't have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. It is responsible for determining disputes linked to Powers of Attorney, appointing new trustees, authorising certain gifts and making statutory wills.

For more information on the Court of Protection go to:
www.direct.gov.uk