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Kate Edwards
January 7, 2020 - Guidance

How to make a successful start as a deputy or attorney Acting as a property and affairs attorney or deputy for a loved one can be a daunting task, but it is one that more and more of us are facing. You have the job of looking after some else’s finances and you very much […]


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July 17, 2018 - News

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is about to launch a mediation pilot scheme to deal with family conflicts about powers of attorney.   The scheme will apply to Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney.  The mediation will be face to face as far as possible.  The views of the person who made the power […]


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February 14, 2018 - News

Did you apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) to be registered between 1st April 2013 and the 31st March 2017? If you did then you may be eligible for a refund. The Ministry of Justice has embarked on a £69,000,000 refund scheme for people who may have […]


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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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March 8, 2017 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) published new guidance on 3 March 2017 for professionals who are appointed to act as an individual’s attorney under an LPA.


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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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October 21, 2016 - Case Update

LPA donors are now able to appoint attorneys through advance specification in their LPA so that a surviving jointly appointed attorney can continue to make decisions on their own should the other co-attorney be unable to act.


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June 6, 2016 - Case Update

Yes, says the Court of Protection.

A daughter continues as health and welfare attorney for her father, though the Judge partially revoked the property and affairs LPA.


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May 18, 2016 - Guidance

Please click on the image to read more about: What is the test for mental capacity? What should happen if a person lacks capacity to make a decision? How do you define ‘best interests’? …and much more. Full details here


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December 23, 2015 - Case Update

In this case an attorney who seems to have taken rather too fluid a view of the interaction between his finances and those of his incapacitated mother was removed by the Court of Protection. Comment Here again we see an attorney who seems to have confused the fact that he was receiving his mother’s money […]


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November 23, 2015 - News

An alarming new report reveals the number of people who leave major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance. In a nutshell: 86% of people in the Yorkshire and Humber region are currently living with no control over important later-life decisions around their housing, assets, heath, and care 84% of people in the UK […]


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03 Apr 2020

FAQs - Covid-19 - Operational and Governance Issues for Schools and Academies

With schools closed, exams cancelled and new guidance issued on almost a daily basis schools are adapting quickly to deal with the current crisis.

03 Apr 2020

FAQs - Covid-19 salary sacrifice schemes and furlough leave in Independent schools

Many independent schools are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions.

02 Apr 2020

FAQs - Risk mitigation for charities

Active risk management is a key duty of charity trustees. The Covid-19 pandemic is an example of a risk arising.