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

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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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Case Update

Not-for-profit organisations who act as deputies should ensure that the fees they charge are in accordance with the terms of the deputyship order.


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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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August 9, 2016 - Guidance

Professional deputies will need to follow the new guidance closely when claiming deputyship general management costs as the OPG and SCCO tighten up the costs regime.


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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

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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November 5, 2015 - Case Update

The only son of an elderly lady, who charged her £400 a day for visiting her and acting as her attorney and said that a panel deputy would be a waste of time because his mother’s money was coming to him anyway, has been removed by the Court of Protection. Martin is the only child […]


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October 20, 2015 - News

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has changed its way of supervising deputies following a consultation carried out last year. The old system of supervision (classifying each case with either type 1, 2A, 2 or 3 level supervision) has been replaced with ‘General‘ and ‘Minimal‘ supervision levels. Supervision and support is now to be […]


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September 25, 2015 - Case Update

Must a person be barred from acting as an attorney if he or she lives outside England & Wales? No says Senior Judge Lush in the case of DGP Law v DGHP (2015 EWCOP 58) Senior Judge Lush referred to ” …technological advances in communications, such as online banking, digital reporting, mobile phone, email and […]


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19 Feb 2020

Unfair dismissal: whose reason is it anyway?

When the decision-maker's reason for dismissal is not the real reason.

12 Feb 2020

Budget 2020 predictions - what should we expect?

Here we consider what tax policy announcements we might expect in Sajid Javid’s first budget on 11 March 2020.

11 Feb 2020

Employment tribunal: a philosophical belief that men and women cannot change their sex is not protected

Judge finds views were incompatible with human decency and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others.