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January 16, 2018 - Guidance

Citation numbers [2015] EWCOP 93 and [2016] EWCOP 65 Case Impact in Brief If you are acting as an attorney, there are very clear rules about what you can give away and what you can’t. Unfortunately not everybody seems to know them.  In this case the attorneys seem to have sought advice but not from […]


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August 17, 2016 - Case Update

The conduct of this professional deputy is rather mystifying and it is unsurprising that the Court removed him.


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June 1, 2015 - News

Can the Court of Protection only choose from the available options for a person who lacks capacity when making a best interests decision? Yes says CA As well as clarification on the limit of the Court’s discretion to consider wider options to those presented, this case also includes interesting comments for all practitioners on case […]


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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.