The Accountant of Court is responsible for ensuring that people appointed by the courts as legal guardians manage the estates in their charge properly. The Office also provides practical assistance, advice and guidance to people who are appointed as guardians.
The Office supervises the actions of three types of guardians, people appointed to manage:
the financial affairs of a person whom a court has deemed incapable of looking after their own financial welfare
estates with disputed dispositions
estates which become the property of a minor (the age of legal capacity under Scots law is 16)