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Charlotte Dyson

Email: charlotte.dyson@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0114 267 5620

Position: Solicitor

May 2, 2019 - News

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for England and Wales has just published a six year strategy to improve safeguarding of adults at risk https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-strategy-2019-to-2025-office-of-the-public-guardian. This includes developing a fully online service for users to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Whilst more adults than ever now have a registered LPA, EPA or […]


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May 1, 2019 - News

Wrigleys Trustees Limited, our trust corporation at Wrigleys Solicitors, remains a Court of Protection approved panel deputy, available to support people who lack mental capacity. Some professional deputies are called “panel deputies”.  A panel deputy is a deputy appointed from the Court approved list (who have undergone a stringent application process). It is often the […]


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February 28, 2019 - Case Update

You might remember the case where the outsourcing of Deputyship duties went wrong? In the second round of litigation in this case following the Court’s decision that Matrix had acted not in compliance with either its statutory or fiduciary duty (as mentioned in our Lynne Bradey’s article here “Trust corporation fails vulnerable clients” – link […]


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March 12, 2018 - News

A huge thank you to all that attended our second “Through the Maze” Conference, last Wednesday 7 March in Leeds. We heard from five excellent speakers, including our own Austin Thornton. Austin along with Stephen Knafler QC of Landmark Chambers gave interesting talks in relation to the issues surrounding Direct Employment of carers specifically regulation, […]


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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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September 14, 2015 - Case Update

Will this be the case when appointing successive Deputies? Hopefully, says the Court of Protection. It is hoped that when the time comes for successive Deputies  to take over they will “faithfully fulfil their responses”,  likening the position to that of godparents and  English Ecclesiastical Law (Canon B23.2). This unusual case, specific to its facts, […]


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August 14, 2015 - News

The Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers. Organisations whether large or small and across all industries are encouraged to get involved. Wrigleys solicitor Charlotte Dyson lead the activities at Wrigleys that are organised to help raise awareness of dementia in England with the overall aim of […]


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July 8, 2015 - News

These standards form an important part of OPG’s improved approach to supporting and supervising professional and public authority deputies. They set out what is expected of deputies and provide an important checklist of actions and behaviours that every deputy should follow. Full details of the deputy standards are here


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June 5, 2015 - News

Must the OPG register an LPA regardless of how complex the provisions are? Yes says the CoP Speedread In what appears to be one of the most complicated LPAs ever seen, the Court confirms that the donor of a lasting power of attorney has the right to impose any number of conditions specifying when and […]


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May 17, 2015 - News

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends’ information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys…and counting! Charlotte said “The aim of the information session is to ensure we all have an awareness of Dementia and as a firm we continue to strive to be Dementia Friendly and build on strong ties with […]


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April 27, 2015 - News

Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families. Wrigleys Solicitor Charlotte Buckley and Legal Assistant Amy Slinn head up the Professional Services Group of the Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance. Working in partnership with other organisations within that group, the participating professional firms […]


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December 29, 2014 - News

A provision that was included in a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs has been deemed contrary to public policy. In summary: The provision (see grey box below) excluded any public authority from obtaining any information about the donor’s property and financial affairs. We have picked out a key extract from the judgment of […]


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25 Jun 2019

Wrigleys reaction to HMRC's taxation of Trusts consultation

The aim and intentions of the consultation, a summary of Wrigleys' response and the government's proposed plans.

24 Jun 2019

Can employers change terms and conditions by making offers directly to workers and avoiding trade union negotiations?

Inducements to forgo collective bargaining: the risk of penal awards decreases after Court of Appeal decision.

13 Jun 2019

What does the Timpson Review of School Exclusion mean in practice?

The key findings and recommendations of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion and the impact on exclusions and behaviour management in practice.