Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion

Alberto Perez Cedillo

Lasting impressions


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


A shot in the arm


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


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


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


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?


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

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

Fiona Heald

Unilateral thinking


Fiona Heald considers how to deal with severances if a co-owner of property loses capacity


Report back


Sophie O’Connell considers what makes a good mental capacity assessment report, and the things to look out for from your assessor

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