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

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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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November 18, 2015 - Case Update

An attorney who “didn’t have a clue” about her duties was removed as attorney but re-appointed as deputy in an inventive solution from the OPG, being blessed by Senior Judge Lush. This case related to AMH, a widow who lived in Greenwich and retired to Herne Bay. The case involved a very challenging family situation […]


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November 5, 2015 - Case Update

The only son of an elderly lady, who charged her £400 a day for visiting her and acting as her attorney and said that a panel deputy would be a waste of time because his mother’s money was coming to him anyway, has been removed by the Court of Protection. Martin is the only child […]


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October 20, 2015 - News

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has changed its way of supervising deputies following a consultation carried out last year. The old system of supervision (classifying each case with either type 1, 2A, 2 or 3 level supervision) has been replaced with ‘General‘ and ‘Minimal‘ supervision levels. Supervision and support is now to be […]


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September 1, 2015 - Case Update

A son who used more than £250,000 of his mother’s money for his own purposes has been removed as attorney. His “appalling” conduct and concern about assets he had bought in his name with his mother’s money being dissipated as part of his divorce led the Court of Protection to appoint deputies instead. This case […]


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July 27, 2015 - Case Update

Criminal prosecutions of attorneys for financially abusing the donor of a Lasting Power of Attorney can be difficult to bring.  This criminal appeal might make such prosecutions easier. The defendant in this case was the incapacitated person’s daughter.  Readers might be interested to know that Senior Judge Lush keeps a list of the identities of […]


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July 8, 2015 - News

These standards form an important part of OPG’s improved approach to supporting and supervising professional and public authority deputies. They set out what is expected of deputies and provide an important checklist of actions and behaviours that every deputy should follow. Full details of the deputy standards are here


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June 5, 2015 - News

Must the OPG register an LPA regardless of how complex the provisions are? Yes says the CoP Speedread In what appears to be one of the most complicated LPAs ever seen, the Court confirms that the donor of a lasting power of attorney has the right to impose any number of conditions specifying when and […]


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18 Sep 2019

Safer working practices for those working with children and young people in education

Recent changes to non-statutory guidance produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

17 Sep 2019

Wrigleys Solicitors and SSAT jointly respond to the Government's education policies

Why schools might be cautiously optimistic going into the new year.

12 Sep 2019

Wrigleys Private Client Solicitor named as one of the UK's 'Top 35 Under 35' 2019

Private Client advisor Lucy Hargreaves is celebrating her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.