Court of protection

7 June 2019

Deputyships - Why won’t certain companies speak with me?

When you are appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection, you will encounter a number of problems in managing the property and affairs of the person who lacks mental capacity. A common struggle is the difficulty of liaising with employees of regulated institutions.

Sameena Munir

31 May 2019

How should a deputy manage a person’s investments?

If you have been appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection to manage the property and affairs of someone who lacks mental capacity, there are a number of responsibilities that you must undertake. One of these is managing that person’s investments.

Simon Hardy

31 July 2018

Life sustaining treatment: the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

On 29th July 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that families and doctors can agree to end the life sustaining care of patients in a persistent vegetative state without Court permission.

Stephanie Mooney

9 July 2018

Will my children steal my money when I'm old?

Financial abuse of the elderly is a shame on our nation. That the abuser is often the elderly person’s own offspring, acting under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), is disturbing. And let’s not mince words; we’re talking about children stealing their parents’ money.

Jim Sawer

24 April 2018

The role of a deputy for the elderly – things to consider

We may all be affected by loss of mental capacity in our lifetime; whether it is ourselves or a loved one. Illness, accident or even old age can have a devastating effect on our ability, and the ability of people around us, to manage day to day life. So what happens if a loved one, family member or friend loses the ability to manage their own finances?

Lauren Eyre

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