Using the authority given by the Court, the Professional Deputy must act in the best interests of the person for whom they are appointed, under the supervision of the ‘Office of the Public Guardian or OPG’.
The duties of a Professional Deputy include:
- Managing the property and affairs for the individual; including managing the payment of benefits and taxes through to organising and paying for care staff.
- Completing and submitting the annual reports and accounts to the OPG.
- Providing advice on any welfare issues connected with the Deputyship, such as the transition into a care home for example.
- Investigating any previous financial irregularities.
The Court of Protection team at Banner Jones have many decades of experience as Professional Deputies, providing a local and friendly service County wide in Chesterfield, Dronfield, Mansfield, Sheffield and Nottingham. Having the ability to call upon the expert services of other departments within the firm, our Professional Deputies have the benefit of seeking assistance on various connected matters such as the sale of any property, business assets, employment law matters and divorce. The team also have the benefit of being able to seek independent financial advice from Banner Jones Wealth Management, who are on hand to provide guidance on matters relating to any investments held by the client.