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Freeths | United Kingdom | 21 Oct 2020

Re PLK, Thakur, Chapman & Tate - An indication of guideline hourly rate revision?

The recent decision of Master Whalen in the case of Re PLK, Thakur, Chapman & Tate (SCCO Refs: 13080340, 12177963, 11775290 and 11620036) is a…
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Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Mar 2020

Court of Protection rules on seeking advice, conducting litigation, conflict of interest

In what is essentially a test case, Her Honour Judge Hilder, Senior Judge of the England and Wales Court of Protection (EWCOP), recently handed down…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2020

When should I apply for a professional deputy in my personal injury case?

In personal injury cases, where P has sustained a brain injury and has subsequently lost mental capacity, a professional deputy may be appointed to…
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Herrington Carmichael LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Jan 2020

Caring for Elderly Relatives

These days, more and more people are being required to look after elderly relatives who lack mental capacity. An increasing number of these relatives…
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Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Jan 2020

Predatory marriage and probate

The concept of ‘predatory marriage’ may not mean a great deal to English lawyers, and certainly not probate practitioners, but with an Aging…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Dec 2019

English Court of Protection gives clarification on effectiveness of foreign representative powers

The decision of the England and Wales Court of Protection (the “COP“) in Re GED (Various Applications Concerning Foreign Representative Powers)…
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The Wilkes Partnership | United Kingdom | 5 Dec 2019

Deputyship Refund Scheme - How To Claim Your Refund

Those who have acted as a Court of Protection deputy may be interested to hear of a refund scheme, launched by the Ministry of Justice for fees paid…
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Boyes Turner LLP | United Kingdom | 29 Nov 2019

How can a Professional Deputy charge for the work they do?

When a Professional Deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage another person’s property and affairs they are permitted to be paid for…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2019

Applications to the Court of Protection: The Notification Process

The Court of Protection is unable to make a Deputyship order unless the appropriate notification process has been followed by the applicant. Once an…
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Boyes Turner LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Aug 2019

Making gift applications to the Court of Protection

Jemma Garside explains what is required to make a gift on behalf of another and explores the recent case law including the recent judgment in of FL v…
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