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September 19, 2017 - News

It’s vital to check “under the hood” when requesting the appointment of a Trust Corporation as deputy. Overview: In a recent case, Matrix Deputies Limited admitted breaching their fiduciary duty by accepting commissions on sales of residential properties belonging to vulnerable clients. They also accepted “failures in administration”. The allegations against Matrix Deputies Limited were […]


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July 26, 2017 - Guidance

This will be interesting reading, because it may not be widely known that everyone involved in an investigation and interviewed can see a report. This has the potential to cause some ructions!


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July 19, 2017 - Case Update

This has been hitting the headlines and law reports again recently. We look at the recent cases and include 3 tips for litigators to get the best value out of professional Deputies


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July 18, 2017 - News

wef 21st July 2017, all non-financial orders produced in the Court of Protection will be endorsed with an electronic seal – in place of the current ink fed manual seals.


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July 6, 2017 - News

Notes from the annual OPG Annual Panel Deputy Conference Once a year the Office of the Public Guardian (the OPG) hold their annual conference for professional Deputies who are on their approved panel list. This year’s conference was held in Birmingham on Thursday 6th July and featured some interesting speakers from the OPG, the Official […]


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June 26, 2017 - News

Reflections on an enjoyable and interesting 2017 Conference


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June 22, 2017 - Case Update

The case of JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides useful guidance from the Court on what costs are reasonable.


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June 6, 2017 - News

Thank you to everybody who attended an excellent conference yesterday in Leeds.

We heard from 6 excellent speakers and enjoyed some interesting debate on current issues and future developments.

Details of all the speakers are below.


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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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Breaking news… On the 14th September, the Law Commission published its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law

At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.

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Community-led housing: events coming up

There are a number of community-led housing events on the horizon, which demonstrates the growing interest in this sector.

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RSC improvement boards

Efficiency or a nail in the coffin of autonomy?

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Rathbones charity trustee training, Lancashire and Cumbria

Date: 29 Sep 2017

Venue: The Villa, Levens Hall, Kendal

Speaker: Claris D'cruz of Wrigleys Solicitors LLP and Anna Spencer-Gray of RSM UK Audit LLP

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Breakfast Briefing - 17 October

Date: 17 Oct 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Annual Charity Governance Seminar 2017

Date: 19 Oct 2017

Venue: Hilton City Leeds

Speaker: Sarah Atkinson , Julia Unwin CBE

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