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BMA Award for Headway Mental Capacity Booklet & Wrigleys Author

10 October 2014

The BMA Patient Information Special Award for Mental Capacity Resource went to a Headway advice booklet co-written by Wrigleys solicitor Ian Potter.

The booklet, published by the brain injury charity Headway, is entitled ‘Supporting People to Make Decisions: Applying the Mental Capacity Act‘ and was co-written by Wrigleys Court of Protection solicitor, Ian Potter.



The British Medical Association Patient Information Awards 2014 were held at BMA House, London on Monday 22 September 2014, where Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff was the guest of honour.

Jenny Lang, librarian at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust commented that the booklet ‘covers the legal aspects of this difficult situation in sufficient detail to help and support people going through this situation but with sensitivity and with empathy‘.

The booklet is aimed at anyone concerned about a friend or family member’s ability to make decisions and explains the Mental Capacity Act, as well as how to make applications to the Court of Protection.

Personal Injury Trusts

Ian has since written further guides including a free guide on Personal Injury Trusts for Headway, which can be downloaded by clicking below.

Available free on Headway’s website, this guide is for anybody who is claiming compensation for themselves or on behalf of someone, or for anyone who has received a large amount of compensation that they want to protect in a Personal Injury Trust. The Guide to personal Injury Trust can be downloaded by click on the image below.


For more information about Wrigleys advice in this area, please visit our dedicated website can also keep up to date by following Wrigleys Court of Protection team on Twitter here


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Ian Potter


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