The court responsible for the managing the assets of people unable to manage their own affairs.
The Court is an office of the Supreme Court. It exists to protect the property and affairs of persons who, through mental disorder, are incapable of managing their own financial affairs. The Court's powers are wide ranging but are limited to dealing with the financial and legal affairs of the person concerned. Proposals for reform of the role of the Court of Protection are considered in Chapter 9 of this paper.
Acts to make decisions for and commitments on behalf of individuals who, due to age or infirmity, can no longer make decisions of their own and have not granted an Enduring Power of Attorney