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Court of Protection: What happens after foster care?

The Court of Protection released an interim judgement yesterday about the accommodation of a vulnerable young adult and how the Court will approach similar applications in future. The Court was...

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Case study: LPAs voided due to incorrect signature

The Court of Protection recently ruled that two Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) made by an elderly lady had to be cancelled because an attorney had witnessed the donor’s signature....

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What’s the difference between a Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship?

In light of Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2019, our Court of Protection solicitors look at how deputyship can help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety around making decisions on behalf...

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Court of Protection to consider monitoring social media

The Court of Protection recently confirmed that they will make a decision on behalf of a woman in her 30s who suffers from learning disabilities, regarding her use of social...

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Gifts in the Court of Protection for Deputies and Attorneys

The Court of Protection has recently decided that an Attorney appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney was allowed to make gifts from the funds of his mother totalling over...

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How can the Court of Protection help me?

The Court of Protection deals with the affairs of people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. Loss of capacity to make decisions can happen to any of...

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Tom Sharkey joins Law Society mental capacity panel

Tom Sharkey, Partner and head of our Court of Protection team, has been named among the first 30 lawyers appointed to the Law Society’s Mental Capacity panel of experts. As...

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Power of Attorney or Deputyship – which is better?

Powers of Attorney have hit the news today after a retired Court of Protection judge said he would never make one.

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Leading judge slams mental health provision for teenagers

A top family law judge has described the ‘disgraceful and utterly shaming lack of proper provision in this country’ for teenagers with mental health needs.

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Using trusts to plan your legacy

Do I need a trust? It’s a question many people ask when they come to write their Will and plan their estate.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney aren’t just for the elderly

Whilst we all recognise the importance of writing our Will, fewer of us will be considering a Lasting Power of Attorney, or an LPA. This enables you to appoint someone to...

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Becoming a dementia-friendly firm

We’re pleased to announce that Barcan+Kirby has taken the first steps towards becoming a dementia-friendly law firm. Anna Molter, of our Wills + trusts team, recently attended awareness training to...

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