Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion

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

Fiona Heald

Concerned caller


Despite the news that investigations into lasting powers of attorney are on the rise, Fiona Heald has noticed a trend in members of the public struggling to get their concerns taken seriously. Here she explains what you can do if you get a call asking for help

David Mulholland

Meeting expectations


Regulators have been taking a keener interest of late in how professional services firms protect their vulnerable clients. What level of service should you expect from financial advisers in this area? David Mulholland explains


Take control


The EU GDPR magnifies the data privacy obligations of deputies and attorneys in relation to donors and people lacking mental capacity. Craig Ward provides a guide to the new requirements


Podcast: Introduction to mental capacity law


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

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