The preservation of the rights of the individual to decide where they live, how they live and what treatment they are subjected to must be held in the highest regard. Our Team, at Nautilus Law Group, have experience in the area of protection of vulnerable people spanning 30 years.
We have acted both for the vulnerable person, as well as for families, seeking to protect vulnerable persons. On occasion, we have acted for service providers who have nominated to act where no family or friends were available for application.
Guardianship proceedings are generally held before QCAT and are intended to be informal in nature. Unfortunately, some proceedings are complicated due to competing concerns and interests. At Nautilus, we strive to find solutions to suit not only the vulnerable person’s needs, but also the needs of those who are closest and dearest to the vulnerable person.
Often, we find, formal proceedings for appointment are unnecessary where “informal” mechanisms can be adopted by coordinated efforts of the family, friends and service providers of the vulnerable person. Where possible, our view is that a joint application with resolutions as to support and appointment are best suited to the Guardianship forums. When this is not possible, we actively activate for the solutions deemed most appropriate, which may include special appointments, placements and treatment plans.
We invite you to contact our Team to arrange a consultation to discuss your situation.
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