Court of protection

18 December 2014

Buying and adapting a property for someone lacking mental capacity

Buying or selling a property is the most stressful aspect of modern life, worse than divorce, redundancy or bereavement, according to a recent poll. The process is even more complicated when buying a home for someone who lacks mental capacity.  

6 May 2014

Update on cases from the Court of Protection – on gifts, loans and funding for care

Below is a summary on recent cases in the Court of Protection. If you should have any questions in relation to any of the issues raised, please contact a member of our team.

Simon Hardy

10 April 2014

The Mental Capacity Act – reflections and recommendations 7 years on

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) came into force in 2007. It is a forward thinking piece of legislation that looked to empower as far as possible people who lack mental capacity. On 13 March 2014, the House of Lords Committee published a report detailing its post-legislative scrutiny of the MCA and recommendations. 

Sameena Munir

28 March 2014

Update on cases from the Court of Protection

A brief summary of recent cases in the Court of Protection;

  • Court of Protection allows woman suffering from dementia to return home
  • Attorney removed by Court for abusing his power
Simon Hardy

13 November 2013

Respecting our elders - Are parents being left out in Inheritance Act claims?

Although the law relating to intestacy and inheritance has been developed to complement societal changes, there still lies areas of potential unfairness, particularly in the case of parents who outlive their children. In this piece, Sarah Playforth discusses the issues.

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