Dee Delo

Court of Protection Manager

What My Clients Have Said

Dee has extensive knowledge of working in the care system, a sound working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.  I highly recommend her.  Former Colleague

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your help with understanding the situation we were in with dad's death and mum's deteriorating mental health. At a time like this, it can be bewildering as well as stressful and we were glad we had someone like you to turn to for advice. 

On supporting a vulnerable adult and concerns of possible financial manipulation Girlings Solicitors were recommended. From the off set they have been thorough and empathetic (particularly Dee Delo) considering the client's welfare and best interests at every stage.  Donna, Senior Recovery Co-ordinator, Care Industry

I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything which you have done for her [mum] over the past year.  Speaking personally, I know that we wouldn’t have been able to achieve half as much as we have without your guidance, support and help.  You have been so professional all the way through the process but managed to also add a personal touch to it all.  Client's daughter

Dee Delo was very helpful and guided me through the process of the Court of Protection Order.

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you personally for helping manage Nan's Court of Protection and other business while she was alive. Your help and advice was always greatly appreciated. Client's Granddaughter

Dee provided a very professional service. She was also supportive and kind. Thank you.

Private Client
Power of Attorney & Court of Protection
Private Client and Power of Attorney & Court of Protection

Having managed a Local Authority Deputyship team and spent time as a Court of Protection Visitor, Dee can help Deputies comply with their Court Order.

Dee understands that applying to become a Deputy after a relative or friend has lost capacity, can often be a long, emotional and complicated procedure. She also understands that managing the roles and responsibilities that then come with being an appointed Deputy can be complex and some times overwhelming.  Dee can help clients with applictions to the Court of Protection (COP) for the appointment of a Deputy and also how to best manage the responsibilities that come with a Deputyship.

Her work at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) as a Court of Protection Visitor involved visiting lay and professional Deputies on behalf of the Public Guardian to ensure that the Deputies were adhering to the terms of their Court Order. An important part of her role was to provide Deputies with the support and practical help they needed, in particular to comply with the values of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Allied to her experience at the OPG, Dee also has a sound understanding of the health and social care system.

Private Client Power of Attorney & Court of Protection


  • Applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy
  • Helping clients understand the  role and responsibilities of being a Deputy
  • Practical help with managing  the affairs for the person for whom you have Deputyship
  • In depth knowledge of the  Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Allied to her experience at the OPG, Dee also has a sound understanding of  the health and social care system with over ten years’ experience at the local authority as finance manager with responsibility for  managing the Deputyship teams, Direct Payments team, undertaking financial assessments for contributions towards care and ensuring provider invoices were correct and paid. This role involved close liaison with social workers, care providers, families and vulnerable adults.

A true ‘Maid of Kent’, Dee was born and educated in Canterbury. She enjoys playing golf and watching cricket (a good thing as Girlings sponsors Kent County Cricket Club). She also loves cats and has two ginger siblings - Razzle and Dazzle.


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