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5 “best interests” you need to consider before making a decision on behalf of a loved one who lacks capacity


16th April 2019

In general, it is the right of everyone to make decisions about what happens to them, restricted only by requirements and prohibitions of the law. However, in some cases people are judged to lack mental capacity to make informed decisions, and this means that someone else must make certain decisions on their behalf. A variety […]

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Court of Protection — Protecting your loved ones

Court of Protection — Protecting your loved ones


20th March 2019

If you have a family dependent on you, you may sometimes worry about what would happen if you were no longer able to look after them, especially if any of them have special needs.

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Useful terms for a Deputy


7th March 2019

As a person’s illness progresses there may come a time when they can no longer make certain decisions for themselves. In this situation someone else- perhaps you- can make certain decisions for them, by becoming a Deputy. If a Lasting Power of Attorney has not been arranged before the person loses capacity, then someone else […]

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Court of Protection: Who can be a Deputy?


17th January 2019

If someone you know and care about no longer has capacity to make certain decisions on their own and you want to help them, there are steps you can take to support them in managing their affairs. Even after a person has gone through a serious illness, brain injury or has been diagnosed with a […]

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Court of Protection: How to make an application for Deputyship


12th September 2018

When a family member or a friend loses mental capacity, the most ideal arrangement is to already have a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) in place. This is put in place by a person concerned while they still have capacity. However, there can be many circumstances when an LPA has not been put place. In […]

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Power of Attorney or Court of Protection – which is best?


31st May 2018

  In an ideal world, we would all prefer to manage our own affairs. There may come a time, though, when this is not possible. Reasons may range from being out of the country to developing advanced Alzheimer’s, but the effect is much the same. At some point, someone else may need to make financial […]

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The Role of Court Appointed Deputies in Family Law

The role of court appointed Deputies in family law


30th March 2016

The world is becoming more and more sophisticated in terms of Family Law, full of different and unique family setups. With the variety of options now available to protect assets, it is no longer acceptable for a Deputy to bury their head in the sand or be ignorant to them. This article highlights some of […]

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