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Macfarlanes LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Feb 2022

The powers of an LPA attorney - more limited than one might expect

In England and Wales, lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) can be an effective solution, enabling such an individual (A) to nominate someone they trust…
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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Feb 2022

Court of Protection confirms again that CCGs MUST act with urgency to resolve best interests disputes on covid-19 vaccinations

This case involved a clinically vulnerable individual, DC, and a dispute over whether he should have both doses of the covid-19 vaccination and any…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 21 Jul 2021

#FreeBritney - How her sad case would never happen in the UK

Deputies are typically appointed because individuals cannot make decisions for themselves due to illness, like Alzheimers or dementia, old age or…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 19 Jul 2021

Financial Abuse - how to spot the signs

There are several reasons why someone may need the assistance of a financial deputy, stemming from incapacity due to an accident or a consequence of…
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Herrington Carmichael LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Jun 2021

What is the Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection is a specialist branch of the Family Division of the High Court. It is based in London but there are various ‘hubs’ around the…
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Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Apr 2021

LPA v Deputyship - Thoughts, wishes and feelings

With an ageing population, it is increasingly important to raise awareness that thought needs to be given to how and who you would want to manage…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 9 Apr 2021

Court of Protection (COP) Conversations Podcast: drafting expert witness reports on future deputyship costs

On Friday 9th April 2021, our ‘COP Conversation: drafting expert witness reports on future deputyship costs’ Episode went live. Host, Partner and…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 30 Mar 2021

Expert reports in the Court of Protection

The presumption of capacity is the paramount principle in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“MCA 2005”). It can only be displaced by cogent and…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 15 Mar 2021

COP44A FORM - How can you get help with Court of Protection fees?

When an application is made to become a Professional or Lay Deputy, a fee is payable to the Court of Protection (CoP). There can also be additional…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 2 Mar 2021

ACC Guidance update - when does a deputy need COP approval legal work?

Whilst managing the property and affairs of another person a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection may come across issues that require them to…
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