As our appointee clients will only be in receipt of state benefits, and will generally have limited assets we try to keep our fees as low as possible for these types of clients. More often than not the fees for our services are met by the referring organisation eg. local authorities, care providers etc. The client can also pay for the service directly, or there could be a funding split between the client and the referring organisation. As per point six in our Beliefs, Ideals & Values we try to find innovative solutions to problems by showing a bit of creativity. All cases are assessed on an individual basis.
Our fees are set by the Court (wording within the court order) in accordance with Practice Direction B to Part 19 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007, and cover the following costs:
Work up to and including the date upon which the court makes an order appointing a deputy for property and affairs
Annual management fee where the court appoints a professional deputy for property and affairs, payable on the anniversary of the court order
Preparation and lodgement of the annual report or annual account to the Public Guardian
Preparation of an HMRC income tax return on behalf of the client
Please note that Professional Deputies charges ‘fixed costs’ as
opposed to ‘assessed costs’, like the majority of organisations
carrying out this work within the private sector. These ‘assessed
costs’ are based on the size of a client’s estate, and will
generally be of a much higher figure than ‘fixed costs’.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
As per Deputyship, however there is not a requirement to submit an annual account to the Public Guardian.
Daily rates would depend on the actual work required, length of assignment, location etc.
For a full breakdown of our fees, and to discuss any possible consultancy needs please contact us via the Contact section at the end of the site.