Melinda Giles

Melinda Giles

Melinda Giles is a partner at Giles Wilson LLP, and a member of the Private Client Section committee. She is the Law Society Council member for the Section.

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    Wise council

    2019-11-12T00:00:00

    Melinda Giles is the Law Society Council member for the Private Client Section. Here, she outlines the work she does and the role of Council

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    Safety first

    2019-08-06T00:11:00

    Melinda Giles provides a comprehensive guide to the safeguarding process for adults and what you can do if you have a concern about a vulnerable client

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    Q&A with Melinda Giles

    2017-10-05T15:46:00

    Melinda Giles talks about her career, her role as a member of the Private Client Section Council, and shares some good advice.

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    Back to Basics: Funding of care fees

    2017-08-15T09:26:00

    Melinda Giles and Fiona Heald outline the three main ways government will assist with care fees for a person going into care – through the local authority; NHS continuing healthcare; and section 117 funding – and explain when it is possible to claim, how to claim, and what is and ...

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    Back to Basics: Authorised payments for CoP deputies

    2016-11-15T00:00:00

    Those in control of the finances of an incapacitated person may be an attorney by a registered power of attorney or a deputy under the Court of Protection. As such, the authority that they hold in terms of the payments that they are authorised to make differs. Melinda Giles set ...

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    Matter of form

    2015-07-21T00:00:00

    Melinda Giles unpicks the new lasting power of attorney forms, which came into force on 1 July, and looks at some of the most important changes on professional charging and when attorneys can make decisions

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    Balancing act

    2015-01-20T12:14:00

    Knowing who your client is and balancing the need to act in their best interests with regulatory requirements around conflicts and confidentiality can be challenging when acting for elderly clients. Melinda Giles explains