The Financial Conduct Authority has called for lasting powers of attorney to be fully digitised to make them easier to apply for. Dawn Joughlin argues that the proposals will only leave vulnerable people at risk of fraud and abuse.
Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Ruth Hughes rounds up her workshop
Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Helen Clarke rounds up her workshop
The Office of the Public Guardian published new guidance in March for professionals who are appointed to act as an individual’s attorney under an LPA. But do you completely understand your duties? Holly Miéville-Hawkins remind us of the key responsibilities and considerations
Issues around mental capacity aren’t limited to private client; they can arise in any practice area. But mental capacity solicitors can support the whole firm by training colleagues in other practice areas. Holly Miéville-Hawkins outlines a simple training plan
Alexis Hearnden provides a guide to the the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for the non-specialist practitioner
The Law Society has intervened at the employment appeal tribunal, successfully arguing that the tribunal should have the power to appoint a litigation friend for a claimant who lacks the mental capacity to instruct a solicitor to pursue their case.
Floyd Porter explains why the Law Society’s new mental capacity (welfare) accreditation scheme is an important step forward for the protection of the vulnerable and others involved in Court of Protection hearings.