Deputyship

2 March 2020

Capacity and undue influence: protecting individuals who lack capacity to make their own decisions

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the capacity to make their own decisions, whether those decisions relate to their legal affairs, care or something else.  
 

 

Anita Gill

26 February 2020

If my mother moves into a care home, does she have to sell her house to fund her care if I’ve lived with her my whole life?

The question of how care for a parent is funded can be a pressing one that has the potential to cause stress and concern. 

Anita Gill

25 February 2020

How can vulnerable individuals be protected financially when getting married and is a pre-nuptial agreement the answer?

In this blog we consider whether a pre-nuptial agreement is a good option to help protect the estates of vulnerable individuals in the event that their marriage should come to an end.

Cate Maguire

15 August 2019

Making gifts for tax planning purposes on behalf of someone lacking capacity

A recent ruling by the Court of Protection means that someone acting as a deputy for a person lacking capacity will in future be able to make gifts on their behalf for tax purposes, even if the person had not engaged in tax planning before losing capacity.

Sameena Munir

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

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