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Court of Protection

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

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April 6, 2017 - Case Update

A recent case warns attorneys about higher risk investments that benefit the attorney personally through IHT reliefs.


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March 15, 2017 - News

Her Honour Judge Hilder will be the successor to His Honour Judge Denzil Lush


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March 8, 2017 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) published new guidance on 3 March 2017 for professionals who are appointed to act as an individual’s attorney under an LPA.


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March 2, 2017 - Guidance

This Law Society guidance has been eagerly awaited by solicitors and other professionals.

The practice note is available here which includes a very useful flow chart and precedent letters.


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February 27, 2017 - News

As all PI litigators are aware, when victims of life-changing injuries accept lump sum compensation, the actual amount they receive is adjusted  down to take into account of the potential for investment gains following accelerated receipt of damages. The discount rate has been set at 2.5% for over 15 years, during which time interest rates […]


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January 20, 2017 - Case Update

Not in this case, which involved a statutory will application brought in accordance with a previous court-approved compromise agreement


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December 30, 2016 - Case Update

A Judge orders independent advice on the appropriateness of a PI Trust and warns that courts won’t merely “rubber stamp” settlements.


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December 9, 2016 - Guidance

A short list of tips to pass on to your clients that should make a helpful difference to them and their trustees and also earn you some brownie points along the way


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November 22, 2016 - Case Update

‘Yes’ says the court in the matter of Mrs Ann Clarke


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November 11, 2016 - Case Update

In this case the Court of Protection looked at whether a person who lacks capacity should have a trust or a deputyship. The Court also gave some guidance on what evidence it expects to see in similar cases.

We feature the Court’s summary guidance and our own comment below.


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October 21, 2016 - Case Update

LPA donors are now able to appoint attorneys through advance specification in their LPA so that a surviving jointly appointed attorney can continue to make decisions on their own should the other co-attorney be unable to act.


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September 13, 2016 - News

Congratulations to Charlotte Dyson for her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK


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Moving closer towards 21st century pensions trusteeship

The Pensions Regulator is proposing clarity on its powers to impose financial penalties on trustees. The outcome may mean an increase in fines.

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Professional Trustees - a chimera of the pensions world?

The Pensions Regulator consults on a definition of 'professional trustee' as we face an increasing drive towards '21st century trusteeship'.

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Charity trustees criticised for selling property too cheaply

Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.

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Charity Tax Group Regional Meeting

Date: 04 May 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light, Leeds

Speaker: CTG’s Chairman and Technical Adviser

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Through the Maze - June 2017

Date: 06 Jun 2017

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds

Speaker: Various

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Employment Law Update for Charities 2017

Date: 15 Jun 2017

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

Speaker: Guest Speaker: David D'Souza, CIPD, Head of London

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