Deprivation of Liberty
Court of Protection
If a hospital or care home is making decisions on your behalf, or on behalf of a loved one, to provide treatment, they can legally restrict freedoms. However, they must adhere to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Cartwright King’s specialist, experienced solicitors can help if you think restrictions you or someone else is facing are unfair. Get in touch with Cartwright King today for specialist legal advice and guidance from a Court of Protection Solicitor.
How Cartwright King Can Help You
Cartwright King works with family members or friends of people faced with a Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) and assists them when they want to be involved in a challenge to a DoL or are otherwise unsure about whether a DoL is in a person’s best interests. At the heart of everything we do is protecting the interests of the person who is faced with a DoL. Our team can help with:
- Challenging unauthorised Deprivation of Liberty
- Contesting an existing Deprivation of Liberty authorisation on your behalf or for someone you know
- Appealing decisions in the Court of Protection
Cartwright King’s Court of Protection Solicitors regularly assist appointed advocates to ensure that a person who is deprived of their liberty has their voice heard. If you’re appointed to represent someone who is deprived of their liberty, we have the experience and knowledge to assist you in fulfilling your duties.
Benefit From a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation
If you think Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are being breached, there’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist Cartwright King Court of Protection Solicitor. If your freedoms are being violated, for immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion.
The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:
- Get to know you
- Understand your situation
- Agree how you want to proceed
*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no detailed legal advice will be given.
Why Choose Cartwright King?
We listen, we understand and we care about what happens to you. We know the impact that freedom restrictions can have on your quality of life. That’s why we’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated with respect and dignity throughout your case, and your wishes are met.
When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.
We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you legal support that you can count on, no matter how complex your case.
Legal Aid may be available to cover the cost of legal representation in the Court of Protection. This means that your legal costs could be wholly or partially paid by the Legal Aid Agency.
If you’re subject to a deprivation of liberty and wish to challenge this, you have the right to non-means tested Legal Aid. In other cases, you could be eligible for means-tested Legal Aid.
Cartwright King will always advise you on whether Legal Aid is available to you.