Court of Protection

If someone loses mental capacity without a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place, a friend or family member can apply to the Court of Protection to make decisions on their behalf. A professional can also be appointed instead of a friend / relative.

The application can be very time-consuming; there can also be a daunting amount of paperwork. However, our team is on hand to guide you through the whole process and assist with any ongoing requirements.

For more advice or information please contact our team.

Our Court of Protection Team

Stephen Morgan


Stephen is a director who joined Harland & Co in 2002. He was previously a partner and head of Private Client in a practice based in Solihull in the West Midlands specialising in estate planning and estate administration for high net worth individuals and prior to that was an associate with both a Legal 500 firm and a niche elderly client law practice. He is a Registered Trust and Estate practitioner and a member of both Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and the Law Society’s Private Client Section More about Stephen Morgan
Dorothy Appleby
Dorothy's experience covers the areas of Wills, Living Wills, Administration of Estates, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection. More about Dorothy Appleby
Kevin Grant


Kevin qualified as a solicitor in 2003. He is our specialist dispute resolution solicitor and provides advice and assistance to clients who are involved in bringing or defending claims for damages of all kinds. He also has a Private Client case load assisting with Wills, LPAs, Court of Protection matters, as well as the Administration of Estates. More about Kevin Grant