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

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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 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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July 4, 2016 - Guidance

This guide provides up to date care and support advice and information for people in Sheffield


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June 28, 2016 - Case Update

This decision shows that CoP judges will give considerable weight to the source of a testator’s wealth and how it is being preserved when approving the execution of a Statutory Will.


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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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October 9, 2015 - News

Wrigleys Court of Protection team are celebrating an entry in the prestigious legal industry rankings in the first year of applying. Paul Nash (Managing Partner) comments “It is fitting acknowledgement of the high regard that Lynne Bradey’s team is held by achieving a place in a national list of experts on the first year of […]


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July 3, 2014 - News

Figures released by the High Court this week show that claims against executors for mishandling deceased’s estates have tripled over the last year. These court claims are made by beneficiaries of a deceased’s estate.  For example, executors fraudulently distribute assets (contrary to the provision to the Will) or even steal from the estate themselves. This highlights […]


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June 18, 2014 - News

The Government has announced a plan to help improve the public understanding of Lasting Powers of Attorney. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney used for? A Lasting Power of Attorney appoints somebody to act for you in the event that you become incapable of making your own decisions – that might be through old […]


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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.