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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
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 - Uncategorised

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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Lynne Bradey
May 28, 2019 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian has issued guidance for attorneys and deputies thinking of investing money for the person whose affairs they look after. The note reminds attorneys and deputies that they can’t do whatever they like with the person’s money, that the person should be supported to make decisions themselves where possible, and […]


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May 21, 2019 - News

When applying to be appointed as someone’s financial Deputy or awaiting a registered Lasting Power of Attorney to be returned from the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) it may feel like the hard work is over once the document arrives in the post. In reality however, registering the document with financial institutions and utility […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
February 13, 2019 - Case Update

LCN v KF & Ors [2019] EWCOP This sad case involved CJF, a 13 year old boy who had suffered extensive injuries through negligence at his birth and who needed significant 24 hour care for all aspects of his life. He sadly died a few days after the case was decided. CJF’s mother was 18 […]


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January 16, 2019 - News

In the case of EXB v FDZ [2018] EWHC 3456 (QB) Foskett J, that was the question to be determined. At age 26 EXB was involved in a catastrophic road traffic accident from which he acquired a traumatic brain injury. This injury was expected to be lifelong and meant that EXB would likely need support […]


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February 5, 2018 - Guidance

Hot on the heels of the PP case, in January 2018 the Office of the Public Guardian has offered an updated practice note for attorneys and deputies. There are some very helpful reminders for attorneys and deputies in this note. The definition of a gift is wider than many people would think and the OPG […]


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March 2, 2017 - Guidance

This Law Society guidance has been eagerly awaited by solicitors and other professionals.

The practice note is available here which includes a very useful flow chart and precedent letters.


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January 20, 2017 - Case Update

Not in this case, which involved a statutory will application brought in accordance with a previous court-approved compromise agreement


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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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November 11, 2016 - Case Update

In this case the Court of Protection looked at whether a person who lacks capacity should have a trust or a deputyship. The Court also gave some guidance on what evidence it expects to see in similar cases.

We feature the Court’s summary guidance and our own comment below.


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September 2, 2016 - Case Update

Hot on the heels of the CoP’s recent lesson in how not to behave as a professional deputy, we might learn more lessons here from someone who got it wrong.


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17 Jan 2020

Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief subject to protection under the Equality Act 2010

Employment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests

13 Jan 2020

Threat to dismiss employee for refusing to work for client after Working Time Regulations breach was a detrimental act

EAT: threat was materially influenced by employee's refusal to work at site after rest break refused.

10 Jan 2020

Exempt Charity Status – What does this mean for Schools and Academies?

We look here at what it means for a school or academy trust to be an exempt charity and how they can comply with their duties.