A Curator is a person appointed by the Court to manage and administer the property and affairs of another who, in the opinion of the Court, is incapable of so doing.
An Interdict is a person who is incapable of managing and administering his/her own property and affairs by reason of mental disorder or of addiction as defined in
Article 1 of The Mental Health (Jersey) Law, 1969.
Becoming a Curator
Becoming a Curator brings with it a legal responsibility that some may find difficult and time consuming. Before you apply, read the
Curators Guide on the Jersey Legal Information Board website to understand the duties of a Curator.
Applying for Curatorship
Before appointment as a Curator, you must read
Article 43 of the Mental Health (Jersey) Law, 1969 and show that you understand it. Once you have read the handbook and Law, and agree to the duties of a Curator, you must contact the Law Officers' Department who will provide more information and guidance.
You must also return the following to the Solicitor General at the Law Officers' department:
- a complete
checklist on the Jersey Legal Information Board website
- a draft inventory of the Interdict's assets
- two independent character references for the proposed Curator
self-declaration on the Jersey Legal Information Board website
- a basic disclosure criminal record check
The Interdict's doctor sends any necessary paperwork to the Solicitor General.
Curatorship interview and hearing
Once the paperwork is complete and confirmed by the Law Officers' Department, you must make an appointment for an interview with Judicial Greffe. During the interview you discuss the role and duties of a Curator and receive a Curatorship manual.
After your interview, the Judicial Greffe file a report with the Solicitor General with details of your appointment. The Law Officers' Department arrange a Curatorship hearing to appoint you as a Curator.
Further information on
Curatorship Procedural Post Interview is on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.