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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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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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April 6, 2017 - Case Update

A recent case warns attorneys about higher risk investments that benefit the attorney personally through IHT reliefs.


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May 31, 2016 - Guidance

The Public Guardian has issued new guidance about gifting for someone acting as a deputy or attorney.


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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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31 Mar 2020

The Government's Job Retention Scheme

An update for charities and social enterprises.

31 Mar 2020

Wills in the time of Covid-19

In these uncertain and unsettling days we are all being forced to consider difficult issues.

30 Mar 2020

Question of the month: how should we adapt company policies in the face of coronavirus?

Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.