Capacity

24 March 2014

Mental Capacity Case - Meat-eating testator can leave his millions to the Vegetarian Society

This case involves a millionaire who left 80% of his estate to the Vegetarian Society, despite not being a vegetarian.

12 November 2013

Double whammy – when medical negligence compensation awards are squandered

Sadly, the Court of Protection has again recently been in the headlines for the wrong reasons. The much publicised case of Samantha Svendsen highlights the risk of leaving the management of a substantial award of compensation in the hands of an inexperienced family lay Deputy.  The recent conviction of her mother Cathy Watson and her ex-husband Robert Hills almost brings to an end a sorry series of events.  Sentencing is awaited but lengthy custodial sentences are expected.

Simon Hardy

2 May 2013

Criticisms of the Court of Protection – are they justified?

In an article of 28 April 2013, the Daily Mail continues its campaign against the perceived inefficiencies and failings of the Court of Protection.  Simon Hardy discusses this article and helps demystify the Court of Protection. 

Simon Hardy

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