Office of Wards of Court


The High Court may provide wardship to a person who, whether by reason of mental capacity or infancy, is deemed by the court to be incapable of managing his/her affairs for him/herself. The purpose of wardship of the court is to protect the person and his/her property.

The Office of Wards of Court:

  • is responsible for the supervision of the affairs of persons taken into the wardship of the High Court,
  • provides support to the President of the High Court, the judge responsible for wardship matters,
  • supervises the activities of the persons (known as committees or, in the case of minors, guardians) who are given responsibility for the day to day management of a ward's affairs,
  • registers enduring powers of attorney.

COVID-19 restrictions

The Office of the Wards of Court has been temporarily relocated to the Central Office of the High Court and will facilitate essential business by appointment only.

To secure an appointment, please e-mail,indicating briefly the nature of the business. Members of the public and legal practitioners will not be served without an appointment. The office can continue to be contacted by email and by post in the normal manner.

Further information

Further information is available from the Office of Wards of Court in the

Courts Service

15-24 Phoenix Street North
Dublin 7

Tel: +353 (0)1 888 6000
Page edited: 8 April 2020