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

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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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September 14, 2015 - Case Update

Will this be the case when appointing successive Deputies? Hopefully, says the Court of Protection. It is hoped that when the time comes for successive Deputies  to take over they will “faithfully fulfil their responses”,  likening the position to that of godparents and  English Ecclesiastical Law (Canon B23.2). This unusual case, specific to its facts, […]


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July 28, 2015 - Case Update

This case involved a girl, A, who was 18 at the time of the decision.  She had been born prematurely but a few days after she went home, she had respiratory problems and became extremely pale. Her mother took her to the GP who told her not to worry and to take her home. Soon […]


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July 14, 2015 - Case Update

Summary Here, the Court of Protection was asked to decide how a millionaire’s estate should be divided between a daughter from a previous marriage and his second wife. We comment on the case at the bottom of this post. Pseudonym – Peter Jones Rather than the usual approach of using letters to refer to the […]


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18 Sep 2019

Safer working practices for those working with children and young people in education

Recent changes to non-statutory guidance produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

17 Sep 2019

Wrigleys Solicitors and SSAT jointly respond to the Government's education policies

Why schools might be cautiously optimistic going into the new year.

12 Sep 2019

Wrigleys Private Client Solicitor named as one of the UK's 'Top 35 Under 35' 2019

Private Client advisor Lucy Hargreaves is celebrating her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.