Advice for the vulnerable, their families & carers
Our expert team deals with the Court of Protection regularly. We know its procedures and can advise you on all the legal aspects of incapacity – whether you are in a vulnerable position yourself or acting as a deputy or an attorney.
We carry out a full review of the vulnerable person’s circumstances and then propose the best course of action for them. Our review considers the tax position, care fees, trusteeships and implications for jointly held property.
We also help attorneys and deputies. We offer general advice about fulfilling the role, and specific advice about caring for the vulnerable at home, moving them to residential care, dealing with tax returns, receiving benefits, managing finances and completing the annual report that deputies have to submit.
Our team will do all we can to make your life simpler. We explain options clearly, and if your application to the Court of Protection is contested, we aim to reach an early settlement.
Several of our partners as well as our trust corporation are court appointed deputies; we therefore have a wealth of experience. We can also put you in touch with fellow professionals who offer financial advice and other specialised services.
Clients praise the “excellent service” at Cripps, which delivers “clear, prompt and carefully thought-out advice”.
Anne Lewis counts business families, farmers and lawyers among her clients. She has a broad range of expertise, including court of protection issues.
The ‘wise and knowledgeable’ Anne Lewis has experience in tax planning.
Superlative service: “I find their level of service to be good, with timely responses and sound, appropriate advice.”
Clients praise "the clear professional advice that they offer and the swift responses that they always give."
"Cripps ‘manages to combine being a commercial outfit while still delivering a very personal and individual service’."
"I'm very, very impressed with the firm," reports an interviewee, while another praises "the clear professional advice that they offer and the swift responses that they always give."
"They're one of the biggest firms, a client could expect a large depth of experience from them, they've got a very big team and they deal with some quite complex issues."