Court of Protection

Specialists in Court of Protection and Professional Deputyships

'The team at JEB works exceptionally well together to ensure each vulnerable individual is really well looked after' The Legal 500, 2020.

JE Bennett Law developed our business in 2011 as Court of Protection Solicitors. From our office in Sevenoaks, our team of experienced, specialist lawyers typically help clients throughout Kent, London and the South East. However, we also able to represent people across the UK.

Industry Rated and Qualified

Jane Bennett, is a member of the Office of the Public Guardian’s national panel of professional deputies. Consequently, Jane is regularly appointed by the Court of Protection. Typically, these apppintments are where vulnerable people require representation in order to manage their property and affairs and/or their care and welfare. This could be due to a brain injury; illness; clinical negligence or age-related issues.

Jane went through a selection process to be appointed a panel deputy. She now ensures the team offers a gold standard deputyship benchmark around all areas of deputyship work, with strict adherence to professional standards.

JE Bennett Law is rated as a leading firm for Court of Protection by the Legal 500 and a number of our team are indivdially rated.

Family Run, Friendly and Professional

JE Bennett Law is a family run firm that prides itself on it's friendliness, approachability and understanding. We are passionate about providing the best possible service for our clients. JE Bennett’s team has a tight rein on spending. Our adherence to budgeting promotes very careful handling of our clients' affairs and personal interests.

In addition, to providing professional deputyship services, we also advise lay deputies to ensure every aspect of the vulnerable person’s needs are appropriately managed.  

About Lay and Professional Deputies

Lay deputies

Lay Deputies are typically a family member of someone who lacks the ability to make decisions for themselves.

There are 2 types of deputyship:

  • property and financial affairs - for example paying bills,  selling or buying  a house
  • personal welfare - for example making decisions about medical treatment, contact with family etc.

Professional deputies

It is also possible for the Court of Protection to appoint a professional deputy - solicitors such as ourselves. 

For more information on deputyships, read our Lay and Professional Deputies section or download our info sheet from our Library section.