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Welcome to our Court of Protection blog featuring updates, guidance and news from the Wrigleys team.

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Kate Edwards
January 16, 2020 - Guidance

In circumstances where a deputy or attorney is acting for someone (I will call them ‘P’ because that is the way they are referred to in the Mental Capacity Act 2005), that person usually has other day to day care needs. In this blog I am going to look at making payments to recognise the […]


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Kate Edwards
January 7, 2020 - Uncategorised

How to make a successful start as a deputy or attorney Acting as a property and affairs attorney or deputy for a loved one can be a daunting task, but it is one that more and more of us are facing. You have the job of looking after some else’s finances and you very much […]


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A Amuraritei
December 19, 2019 - Guidance

As the holiday season dawns upon us, so does a newly elected government following the recent general election with a turnout of just under 32 million voters – approximately half the population of the UK! Prior to the election, I had overheard a conversation between one of our paralegals and one of our clients, a […]


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Lynne Bradey
November 28, 2019 - Uncategorised

A lot of people understand that the Court of Protection makes decisions about people’s finances.  The Court’s powers are much wider than this though. Where there is a dispute about whether a person has the mental capacity to marry, the Court of Protection will make a decision.  That is what happened in this case. In […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
October 15, 2019 - Guidance

Some of the Wrigleys team recently attended the excellent Capacity, the Internet and Social Media conference organised by the Brain Injury Group.  We were treated to very practical and helpful sessions from an eclectic mix of speakers. The main takeaway points for us were: The concerns we have over vulnerability aren’t unique to the internet […]


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Business Development Manager
September 30, 2019 - News

The national Court of Protection team are delighted to have been recognised in the national legal directory Legal 500, 2020, for a new ranking of tier 2. The team’s new profile reads: “Wrigleys Solicitors LLP covers all aspects of property and financial affairs and currently manages 101 deputyships and over 300 trusts. The specialist team […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
September 19, 2019 - Case Update

In this case, Allied Services Trust applied to be a property and affairs deputy for a person known as TWAH. The CEO of Allied Services Trust was already acting as interim deputy.  The Court looked at whether Allied Services Trust could be a deputy and if it could, what the requirements would be. Readers might […]


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Thomas Mundy
September 3, 2019 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has released guidance about its complaints and feedback procedure. The guidance can be found here. The guidance only relates to services the OPG provides and not any other body such as the Court of Protection or the High Court. The guidance details the information you will need to […]


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Kate Edwards
August 29, 2019 - Guidance

The recent case of FL v MJL [2019] EWCOP 31 looked at the authority of a deputy to make gifts from the surplus income of the person whose funds he manages. MJL is a very wealthy individual with wealth of around £17,000,000 resulting in an income in the region of £123,000 but the court’s decision […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
August 6, 2019 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian has just published guidance on how it deals with safeguarding concerns. Court of Protection expert Lynne Bradey explores the guidance note.


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Thomas Mundy
July 18, 2019 - Uncategorised

The fee to make an application to the Court of Protection will reduce to £365 from 22 July 2019. The Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendment) Order 2019 was laid before parliament on 1 July 2019.  The Order decreases Court fees payable in certain areas including the Court of Protection.  The application fee for Court of Protection […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
July 16, 2019 - News

We are pleased that the Lord Chancellor has announced the discount rate for personal injury lump sum compensation payments. The discount rate governs the amount of money a client should receive when they are paid compensation now for expenditure that will happen in the future.  That could be to purchase an adapted vehicle or equipment […]


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17 Jan 2020

Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief subject to protection under the Equality Act 2010

Employment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests

13 Jan 2020

Threat to dismiss employee for refusing to work for client after Working Time Regulations breach was a detrimental act

EAT: threat was materially influenced by employee's refusal to work at site after rest break refused.

10 Jan 2020

Exempt Charity Status – What does this mean for Schools and Academies?

We look here at what it means for a school or academy trust to be an exempt charity and how they can comply with their duties.