Fees will be payable on producing the documents for you to sign. If you decide to withdraw instructions part way through the work we are undertaking for you, a proportionate part of the fee will be payable. This will be limited to the amount of the deposit that we will ask for upfront.
What is excluded from the price:
- Appointing trustees (sometimes needed if a property has to be sold)
- Challenging decisions of the Court of Protection for example, if they are not willing to approve the application
- Tax advice
- Advice on benefits
- Legal advice outside of the service requested
There is a £365 court fee for the application.*
There is a £500 court fee but only if a full hearing is needed – this would be payable on top of the initial application fee.
There are ongoing annual fees that you need to pay to the Court of Protection for supervising your appointment as a Deputy. These can range between £35 and £320 and depend on the type of Deputy you are and the amount of money that is held by the donor.
There is a £100 assessment fee payable to the Court of Protection in your first year as a Deputy.
There is often a bond that needs to be paid if you are applying to be a property and affairs Deputy.
For a mental capacity assessment that is often needed for the application, a medical professional may make a charge for undertaking such an assessment. The amount will depend on your location and the reason for lack of capacity as a specialist may need to make the assessment.
*People on low incomes or on certain benefits may qualify for reductions or a complete waiver of this cost.
Disbursements are payable before we incur the cost.
When do I pay?
Attwells Solicitors will ask you for a deposit, which will go towards your legal fees and any disbursements that may need to be incurred. The balance of the fees and disbursements will be payable before the application is made.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, we require 50% of our fee.