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

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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
February 28, 2020 - Case Update

This case involved concerns raised by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) about the way an attorney was looking after his father’s affairs.  There is nothing unusual in that and the OPG often brings cases to Court where their investigations of an attorney’s behaviour have found problems.  In this case, the attorney felt aggrieved […]


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Kate Edwards Court of Protection specialist Solicitor
February 6, 2020 - Guidance

Deputies are required to provide the OPG with an report each year detailing how they have managed the funds of their loved one. The OPG may ask you for evidence of your expenditure or ask you to justify certain expenses. It is therefore important to keep full and accurate records. Attorneys are not supervised in […]


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Kate Edwards
January 22, 2020 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is responsible for supervising deputies and it has an important role in investigating allegations of wrong-doing by both deputies and attorneys. The OPG also keeps registers of all deputyship orders and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). These registers can be searched by member of the public. The OPG […]


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Thomas Mundy
September 3, 2019 - Guidance

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has released guidance about its complaints and feedback procedure. The guidance can be found here. The guidance only relates to services the OPG provides and not any other body such as the Court of Protection or the High Court. The guidance details the information you will need to […]


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Lynne Bradey Court of Protection specialist based in Sheffield wiht knowledge of HMRC grant for vulnerable people
April 16, 2019 - Case Update

Regular readers of the blog will remember when Shaun Hill was jailed for breaching an injunction the Court of Protection had put in place to protect his father.  New readers can find our discussion of that case here . In this case, Imre Stalter was at risk of a jail sentence for breaching Orders designed […]


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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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03 Jun 2020

Furlough scheme changes include 10 June cut-off date for staff who have not yet been furloughed

Government outlines changes to the Job Retention Scheme to take place between July and October 2020.

02 Jun 2020

Governance reviews for academy trusts

Wrigleys Solicitors and Satis Education partner up to provide a comprehensive service for academy trusts.

01 Jun 2020

Are right to rent checks a breach of human rights?

The Court of Appeal rule that the Right to Rent Scheme is not incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.