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May 26, 2016 - Case Update

Yes, says the Court of Protection.

This case is very significant for professional deputies. There are immediate implications for deputies and their clients. There are also costs implications.


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April 27, 2016 - Case Update

No, says the Court of Protection. In this case a husband, who could speak a little English but could not read and write English, was appointed Deputy for his wife.


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April 26, 2016 - Case Update

Comment – This is another sad case involving an attorney who seemed to be looking out for his own interests rather than Alma’s.  A panel Deputy is now in place and things are being put right.  Be careful who you appoint as your attorney! Case Details An attorney who took almost £80,000 from his aunt’s […]


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January 18, 2016 - Case Update

No, says the Court. Readers might recall that in March 2015, the Court of Protection had indicated that an application needed to be made to that Court every time the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority were requiring a trust to be put in place.  That point was appealed.  The outcome of the appeal is that a […]


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Case Update

Comment Here we see another sad family dispute. The practice point for us to take from this though is whether somebody who has been acting for one of the parties can switch to a different role and become an independent professional deputy. The answer, quite rightly, is no. There may be non-contentious situations where a […]


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December 23, 2015 - Case Update

A father and a friend who were deputies for a young lady were removed by the Court of Protection and replaced by a panel deputy.  In considering their, rather late, response, Senior Judge Lush was able to see a very different side of things. Comment Here, Senior Judge Lush took time to look at all […]


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Case Update

In this case an attorney who seems to have taken rather too fluid a view of the interaction between his finances and those of his incapacitated mother was removed by the Court of Protection. Comment Here again we see an attorney who seems to have confused the fact that he was receiving his mother’s money […]


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Case Update

The subject of support payments has been very topical of late and we have seen a number of cases come through to the Court of Protection. This case is a little different because it involves attorneys. Comment There is extremely helpful guidance here from Senior Judge Lush, firstly on the question of mileage, secondly on […]


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Case Update

In this case, there had been concerns about the conduct of one of the sons who was a benefits appointee. Comment This case is reasonably unusual because family circumstances have changed and the local authority, which is normally the Deputy of second last resort before a panel Deputy, did not want to step down.  I […]


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Case Update

The subject of what family members should be paid for gratuitous care has been very topical recently.  The most recent case gives some guidance. Comment This is another eminently sensible decision from Senior Judge Lush.  Readers will be aware that the question of gratuitous care payments has been very much in the mind of the […]


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November 24, 2015 - Case Update

In some ways this case is unremarkable but every instance of financial abuse is sad, particularly so when it is perpetrated by those a parent should be able to trust. I get a sense here that because Alan had gone into a home, his daughters no longer saw his assets as his. In this particular […]


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November 18, 2015 - Case Update

An attorney who “didn’t have a clue” about her duties was removed as attorney but re-appointed as deputy in an inventive solution from the OPG, being blessed by Senior Judge Lush. This case related to AMH, a widow who lived in Greenwich and retired to Herne Bay. The case involved a very challenging family situation […]


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30 Mar 2020

Question of the month: how should we adapt company policies in the face of coronavirus?

Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.

27 Mar 2020

Government publishes more details of Job Retention Scheme for furloughed workers

Scheme is open to all employers but those receiving continuing public funding to cover wage costs are not expected to use the scheme.

20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus and school closures – what's the position for special schools?

We look here at the precise terms of the Government announcement and the options open to special schools.