Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion

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Rules of engagement

2021-05-18T00:00:00+01:00By

Fiona du Feu talks to practitioners Clare King of Clarion Solicitors and Rachel Roche of Roche Legal about how they have managed the ethical challenges around client care during the pandemic

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Gold standard

2021-05-18T00:00:00+01:00By

Nikki Millings provides a helpful, common sense guide to meeting the OPG deputy standards and completing the standards checklist

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Lasting impressions

2021-02-16T00:00:00+00:00By

Alberto Perez Cedillo looks at the equivalents to lasting powers of attorney across the world

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A shot in the arm

2021-02-16T00:00:00+00:00By

While the announcement of three COVID-19 vaccines has been celebrated across the world, there are many considerations for attorneys and deputies to consider for people who lack mental capacity to consent to be vaccinated. Craig Ward explains

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Guidance for deputies: Hourly rates

2021-01-18T11:14:00+00:00By

The recent decision in the cases of PLK & Ors has opened up a new approach to hourly rates. Andrew Bennetts looks at how financial and property affairs deputies can recover costs, even with a retainer in place

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Guidance for deputies: Instructing your own firm post-Re ACC

2021-01-15T12:15:00+00:00By

Since Re ACC, the steps a deputy must take before instructing another legal team have changed. Bethan Phillips looks at how this impacts property transactions, tax returns, and continuing healthcare and education challenges.

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Are you being served?

2020-11-17T00:00:00+00:00By

Victoria Newey explains the sometimes confusing process of serving respondents in the Court of Protection when making property and affairs applications

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The estate we’re in

2020-11-17T00:00:00+00:00By ,

Holly Miéville-Hawkins investigates the Court of Protection’s approach to estate and inheritance tax planning, and analyses some recent case law

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