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Ian Potter

Email: ian.potter@wrigleys.co.uk

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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 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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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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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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June 11, 2015 - News

Wrigleys are proud to join the Office of the Public Guardian’s new panel of Deputies. The role of Deputy involves a lot of responsibility to provide expert guidance to people who can be at their most vulnerable. Ian Potter explains: “The Court of Protection can appoint a Deputy to help manage and deal with the […]


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October 10, 2014 - News

The BMA Patient Information Special Award for Mental Capacity Resource went to a Headway advice booklet co-written by Wrigleys solicitor Ian Potter. The booklet, published by the brain injury charity Headway, is entitled ‘Supporting People to Make Decisions: Applying the Mental Capacity Act‘ and was co-written by Wrigleys Court of Protection solicitor, Ian Potter.   […]


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12 Dec 2018

Enfranchisement reform - implications for community-led housing

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 Nov 2018

Will a refusal to offer a trial period make a redundancy dismissal unfair?

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 Nov 2018

Can an employee be dismissed for incapability if their contract provides long-term disability benefits?

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.