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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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18 Feb 2019

Guidance to help Employers close the Gender Pay Gap

The Government Equalities Office publishes new guidance as 2019's gender pay gap reporting deadline approaches

14 Feb 2019

Council's "evisceration" of details in a child's Education and Health Care Plan was unlawful

School successfully challenges council's alteration of an Education and Health Care Plan and naming of an unsuitable school

05 Feb 2019

Should applicants for work with children or vulnerable adults have to disclose spent convictions?

Supreme Court upholds decision that the rules on disclosing multiple spent convictions in an enhanced DBS check are disproportionate and incompatible