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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 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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July 6, 2017 - News

Notes from the annual OPG Annual Panel Deputy Conference Once a year the Office of the Public Guardian (the OPG) hold their annual conference for professional Deputies who are on their approved panel list. This year’s conference was held in Birmingham on Thursday 6th July and featured some interesting speakers from the OPG, the Official […]


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June 6, 2017 - News

Thank you to everybody who attended an excellent conference yesterday in Leeds.

We heard from 6 excellent speakers and enjoyed some interesting debate on current issues and future developments.

Details of all the speakers are below.


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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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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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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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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 31, 2016 - Guidance

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


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May 27, 2016 - Uncategorised

The Public Guardian has issued a new guidance note on the hot topic of family care. There have been several cases before the Court of Protection recently about gratuitous care payments.


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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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12 Dec 2018

Enfranchisement reform - implications for community-led housing

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 Nov 2018

Will a refusal to offer a trial period make a redundancy dismissal unfair?

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 Nov 2018

Can an employee be dismissed for incapability if their contract provides long-term disability benefits?

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.