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What responsibilities does a Deputy have? 

As a Deputy for someone who does not have capacity, you are responsible for helping someone to make decisions or for making decisions entirely on their behalf. 
 
If your application is successful, you will receive a Court Order, which fully outlines what you can and cannot do on behalf of the person who doesn’t have capacity. However, there are also some general rules and guidance available in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice, which all Deputies will be expected to follow. 
 
Some general guidance offered by gov.uk, includes ensuring that any decisions reached are in the person’s best interests, taking into account what the person has done in the past and would be likely to want you to do, and do everything in your power to help the person understand the decision that you’ve made (for example, you could use pictures or sign language, if they struggle to understand full sentences anymore). 
 

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With a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach, our expert team are experienced in drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Deputyship Applications, as well as in dealing with the administration of estates and obtaining Grants of Probate. 
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