Court of protection

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

6 April 2018

What makes a good deputy?

If only there was a simple answer to this question but it is something I have been musing over. I am a solicitor and a professional Deputy – this is what I do, it is my job, but how do I know whether I am actually good at it? Obviously I would like to think I am, but then again most of us think we are quite good at our jobs don’t we!

Simon Hardy

7 February 2018

Speak now or forever hold your peace: A daughter’s failed attempt to prevent her father’s remarriage and protect her inheritance

In the case of EJ (as attorney for DMM) and SD, the Court of Protection was asked to decide on the relevant test for establishing a person’s capacity to marry in circumstances where it would automatically revoke their will, and subsequently whether the requirements of that test were satisfied in this case.  

Katie Allard

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