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

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Kate Edwards Court of Protection specialist Solicitor
February 6, 2020 - Guidance

Deputies are required to provide the OPG with an report each year detailing how they have managed the funds of their loved one. The OPG may ask you for evidence of your expenditure or ask you to justify certain expenses. It is therefore important to keep full and accurate records. Attorneys are not supervised in […]


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Kate Edwards Court of Protection specialist Solicitor
January 29, 2020 - Guidance

As professionals specialising in Court of Protection work we often hear from clients that they have been told by social services that they have to sell their parents’ home to pay their care fees. This is often a very stressful time for families and understanding what needs to be done and why can help make […]


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Kate Edwards
January 22, 2020 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is responsible for supervising deputies and it has an important role in investigating allegations of wrong-doing by both deputies and attorneys. The OPG also keeps registers of all deputyship orders and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). These registers can be searched by member of the public. The OPG […]


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Kate Edwards
January 16, 2020 - Guidance

In circumstances where a deputy or attorney is acting for someone (I will call them ‘P’ because that is the way they are referred to in the Mental Capacity Act 2005), that person usually has other day to day care needs. In this blog I am going to look at making payments to recognise the […]


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Kate Edwards
January 7, 2020 - Guidance

How to make a successful start as a deputy or attorney Acting as a property and affairs attorney or deputy for a loved one can be a daunting task, but it is one that more and more of us are facing. You have the job of looking after some else’s finances and you very much […]


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A Amuraritei
December 19, 2019 - Guidance

As the holiday season dawns upon us, so does a newly elected government following the recent general election with a turnout of just under 32 million voters – approximately half the population of the UK! Prior to the election, I had overheard a conversation between one of our paralegals and one of our clients, a […]


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Lynne Bradey
November 28, 2019 - Guidance

A lot of people understand that the Court of Protection makes decisions about people’s finances.  The Court’s powers are much wider than this though. Where there is a dispute about whether a person has the mental capacity to marry, the Court of Protection will make a decision.  That is what happened in this case. In […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
October 15, 2019 - Guidance

Some of the Wrigleys team recently attended the excellent Capacity, the Internet and Social Media conference organised by the Brain Injury Group.  We were treated to very practical and helpful sessions from an eclectic mix of speakers. The main takeaway points for us were: The concerns we have over vulnerability aren’t unique to the internet […]


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Thomas Mundy
September 3, 2019 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has released guidance about its complaints and feedback procedure. The guidance can be found here. The guidance only relates to services the OPG provides and not any other body such as the Court of Protection or the High Court. The guidance details the information you will need to […]


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Kate Edwards
August 29, 2019 - Guidance

The recent case of FL v MJL [2019] EWCOP 31 looked at the authority of a deputy to make gifts from the surplus income of the person whose funds he manages. MJL is a very wealthy individual with wealth of around £17,000,000 resulting in an income in the region of £123,000 but the court’s decision […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
August 6, 2019 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian has just published guidance on how it deals with safeguarding concerns. Court of Protection expert Lynne Bradey explores the guidance note.


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
June 18, 2019 - Guidance

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has received Royal Assent. That means that the new liberty protection safeguards (LPS) will replace the current deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLs).  The LPS are due to come in in 2020 although there might be a period when the two regimes overlap. The LPS apply to people aged sixteen […]


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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.

19 Mar 2020

Manager's dismissal for false investigation report which covered up her own misconduct was not wrongful

Dishonesty in investigation report was a fundamental breach of contract.