Renewal highlights specialist skills

A leading Peterborough law firm has had its membership of the Court of Protection Panel of Deputies renewed, meaning it can continue to act on legal issues for those people who are not able to do so on their own behalf.

Elizabeth Young, head of Roythornes large Private Client team, has been on the panel since 2001 and is appointed to act on behalf of individuals who lack capacity to make decisions or manage their property and finances.

Speaking about the renewal, Elizabeth said:

“The Court of Protection is responsible for overseeing the financial management and affairs of some of the most vulnerable members of society, and the day to day management of those matters is delegated to a panel of just 60 individual deputies across England and Wales. “

Elizabeth now acts for a range on individuals including some who have sustained brain damage through accident or medical injury, some with age/non-age related degenerative brain conditions, and others who are simply too frail, vulnerable or anxious to deal with matters themselves.

Elizabeth concluded:

“It’s important that everyone in society is looked after and our work in this area ensures that those less able to do so have fair representation on some of the more important issues we all face.”