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. The client will usually pay for the service directly, but there could be a funding split between the client and the referring organisation or the referring organisation may pay the fees wholly. As per point six in our 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 (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 an annual report to the Public Guardian
- Preparation of an HMRC income tax return on behalf of the client
Lasting Powers of Attorney
As per Deputyship, but there is not a requirement to submit an annual report to the Public Guardian.
Drafting Court of Protection applications
Such applications cover the following areas:
- Property & Financial Affairs
- Health & Welfare
- Change of Trustee
- Amended/extended powers
- Contested applications
Our fees will generally be fixed in such applications, but some applications by their very nature will require additional work on top of the fixed fee regime, and this will be discussed with the client prior to any instructions taken.
Daily rates would depend on the actual work required, length of assignment, location etc.
For a full breakdown of our fees please contact us via the Contact section at the end of the site.