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Is it easy to apply to be an appointed deputy for financial and welfare? Or do I need a lawyer?

Tiasma Member Posts: 1 Listener
My daughter is in the process of transitioning to adult services and I need to become her appointed deputy for both financial and welfare. My question is, is it easy enough to apply personally or would using a lawyer be better.


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,049

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Tiasma :) How are you doing today? 

    I haven't been through the process myself, so I can't offer advice in that sense, but I did some reading and found this page on Oratto's website, which says:
    Is a solicitor needed to submit a Deputyship application?

    A solicitor can make an application on your behalf, but this is not essential. Guidance is available on or by contacting the Court staff who will be able to assist you with general queries and provide basic guidance. The Court cannot provide any legal advice or services, and so many people find the assistance of a solicitor helpful when making a Deputyship application.

    How confident do you feel about the process, and what information you need to provide?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,344 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    There have been a fee discussion around this topic recently that you may find helpful   have a look through the recent discussions 


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