A BURY based accountancy firm has launched a new "court of protection" service that aims to offer advice and support to law firms.

A Court of Protection order is normally used when a power of attorney is not already in place and gives a court appointed deputy, often a solicitor, the permission to manage the affairs for someone who cannot manage them themselves after they have lost mental and physical capacity

PM+M, based on Waterfold Business Park, will now be offering law firms all around the UK support for their court of protection clients including financial and tax advice with a new service headed up by director James McIntyre and partner Anthony Keen and supported by director of private client tax Wendy Anderson.

Mr McIntyre said: "This new offering has been carefully tailored to the needs of law firms who support vulnerable court of protection clients.

"As a firm, we pride ourselves on offering a caring and holistic planning approach.

"We understand the sensitive nature of the work involved and the breadth of responsibilities that an appointed deputy must undertake for their client, from benefit assessments, managing spending sustainably and taking care of periodic payments, to assisting with everyday care needs and resolving any issues that materialise."