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Court of Protection

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

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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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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 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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May 26, 2016 - Case Update

Yes, says the Court of Protection.

This case is very significant for professional deputies. There are immediate implications for deputies and their clients. There are also costs implications.


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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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December 23, 2015 - Case Update

The subject of what family members should be paid for gratuitous care has been very topical recently.  The most recent case gives some guidance. Comment This is another eminently sensible decision from Senior Judge Lush.  Readers will be aware that the question of gratuitous care payments has been very much in the mind of the […]


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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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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.