Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion

Stephen Lewis

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2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00By ,

At the conference, Teresa Trepak and Stephen Lewis from the Law Commission discussed with the Law Society Gazette’s Michael Cross the commission’s new project on the electronic execution of documents. Here, they tell us about the commission’s conclusions

Helen Clarke

Workshop: Elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Helen Clarke rounds up hers on elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Making a lasting power of attorney – getting it right first time

2019-09-03T08:20:00+01:00By ,

Laura Crouch and Shahzad Aziz from the Office of the Public Guardian offer top tips to speed up the process of setting up a lasting power of attorney.

Charlotte Pisuto

Money talks


Charlotte Pisuto discusses new guidance from the Office of the Public Guardian for attorneys and deputies on making investment decisions for vulnerable people

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Payment protection insurance and private client practitioners


The cut-off date for payment protection insurance claims is 29 August 2019. Lesley King looks at what this means for private client practitioners

Dr Elisabeth Alton

A meeting of minds


GPs are sometimes reluctant to carry out mental capacity assessments if a solicitor requests one for a client. Dr Elisabeth Alton explains how your legal knowledge and experience can be key to changing their minds

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Back to basics: Welfare deputyships


Sheree Green reviews the basics on welfare deputyships, and looks at why so few have been appointed

Road to costs recovery

The road to recovery


Stephanie Kaye provides a guide to improving the recovery of your legal costs in the Court of Protection


Podcast: Introduction to mental capacity law


This podcast explores the key areas of mental capacity law when supporting vulnerable clients.

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