Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion


A good investment


Sheree Green looks at recent changes on guidance for management of investments via a discretionary investment provider, and what they mean for attorneys


Good housekeeping


Victoria Crick looks at what should be on a deputy’s checklist of a client’s property and the most important things to keep an eye on


Friendly reminder

2022-02-18T16:25:00+00:00By ,

Molly Hunter and Melissa Lesson examine the role of litigation friends in cases where a client has capacity issues, including fluctuating capacity


Versus predator

2022-02-18T16:06:00+00:00By ,

The risk of vulnerable parties entering into a predatory marriage is gaining increasing attention, both in the press and in the legal profession. Bethan Byrne and Sheena Cassidy Hope explore how new protections can be achieved through changes in the law

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Back to Basics: Health and welfare LPAs vs advance decisions


Paula Shea looks at advance care planning, the various options and how to prepare clients for life-threatening or life-sustaining situations.

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At capacity

2022-02-18T12:54:00+00:00By ,

Holly Miéville-Hawkins and Holly Chantler review some key welfare cases from 2021, and the implications they have for financial deputies and attorneys

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Chain Re-ACC-tion




Special blend

2022-02-18T11:54:00+00:00By ,

Choosing your attorney when making a lasting power of attorney requires much thought in any event, but things can get even more complicated when blended families are involved, as Fiona Heald and Sophie O’Connell explain

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