A deputyship order gives a person the ability to make decisions on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to make important legal decisions. At Blythe Liggins, we understand that caring for an individual who lacks capacity can be difficult. This can be made even more so if the individual does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place.

In these cases, a Deputy can often be appointed by the Court of Protection. This can be one or more of a number of people such as a friend or relative (over the age of 18) or a legal professional. The Deputy will be authorised by the Court to make certain financial and welfare decisions on behalf of the individual

Your Blythe Liggins expert will help you through the Deputyship Orders process by:
  • Advising you and preparing the necessary documentation to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order
  • Guide you on appointing the most suitable people for this Order
  • Liaising with the Court of Protection regarding applications on your behalf
  • Assisting Deputies in managing their role.

Get in touch today to find out how the Blythe Liggins team can support you with your application.

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Meet the Private Client Team


Donna Bothamley

Donna Bothamley

Donna joined Blythe Liggins in 2000 and has been a partner since 2008. Donna is the head of the Wills and Probate team. Donna has an in-depth level of experience in matters relating to Wills, probate, care funding and court of protection work. She offers practical, sensible advice to her clients when drafting their Wills and prides herself in providing an efficient, cost effective service. Donna has prepared Wills for all manner of clients and brings the same, personal touch to all of them. She advises families who need help and assistance with elderly vulnerable relatives.  Working with Donna, you will be provided with empathetic advice and clear guidance to ensure you achieve your objectives.

Donna has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2005 and is also a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. Donna is a trained Dementia Friend and has undertaken Bereavement training.

Donna can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Drafting Wills and Codicils
  • Advising on inheritance tax planning and safeguarding of assets
  • Administering estates
  • Preparing Deeds of Variation
  • Preparing Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications
  • Advising on the creation and administration of lifetime trusts and those arising on death
  • Elderly client advice including contested Statutory Will applications and contested Deputyship and Power of Attorney matters in the Court of Protection
  • Assisting clients where family members have lost capacity
  • Care funding issues

Donna is married with a young family and lives locally. She is an active member of the community sitting on committees in her local area and helps at local fundraising events. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, skiing and horse riding.

Get in touch to find out how Donna can help you.

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Paul England

Paul England

Paul has been part of the Blythe Liggins’ Wills and Probate team since 1990 and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1992. Paul is extremely experienced in advising on both complex and high value estates and more straightforward matters. He advises in the preparation of Wills as well as the administering of estates following a death. Paul listens to his client’s objectives and gives good practical advice. Paul is a Dementia Friend and works sympathetically with those who have lost capacity.

Paul can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Drafting Wills and Codicils
  • Administering estates
  • Preparing Deeds of Variation
  • Preparing Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Applications
  • Assisting clients where family members have lost capacity

Paul grew up locally and is married with children. He is a regular at Coventry City football club, having seen many ups and downs. Paul is a keen runner and organises the Blythe Liggins’ team for the annual Two Castles Run. He has participated in many local charity runs as well as several marathons.

Get in touch to find out how Paul can help you with Wills and Probate.

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Jaz Virk

Jaz Virk

Jaz qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and joined Blythe Liggins in April 2016. Since qualifying, Jaz has specialised in Wills and the administration of estates, building an in-depth knowledge in these areas. Jaz develops a good rapport with her clients and works with them to achieve their objectives. In her role as a private client solicitor, Jaz has presented a number of seminars on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Jaz is a Dementia Friend and has specialist skills in helping those who have lost capacity. Jaz combines expert knowledge with good organisation and efficiency.

Jaz can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Advising Executors on the Administration of Estates
  • Advising on Inheritance tax planning and the safeguarding of assets
  • Preparing Deeds of Variation
  • Advising elderly individuals and their families including asset protection
  • Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications
  • Drafting Wills and Codicils
  • Assisting when family members have lost capacity

Jaz lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and young daughter. In her spare time Jaz enjoys anything interior design and art related and is an avid reader of crime fiction.

Get in touch with Jaz to find out if she can help you with your queries about Wills and Probate.

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