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Podcast: Introduction to Wealth Protection

An introduction to a series of podcasts presented by Paul Lowery the partner and head of the Wealth Protection team at Boyes Turner and Ruth Meyer the partner and head of the Court of Protection team. The episodes include - an introduction to the Wealth...

Conflicts of interest - Deputies profiting from investments

A curious but enlightening development from the recent judgment in ACC & Ors is that there was an unreported judgment from 2016 relating to conflicts of interests and investment management. A key element of being a professional deputy is that you...

Deputy shopping - changing a professional deputy

Alexander Wright, senior associate - solicitor in the Court of Protection team discusses some of the issues that lead to a change in deputy and the steps that are necessary. Having a professional deputy involved in your life, or a family member’s...

ACC and me - new court judgement comes as shock for many family deputies

Alexander Wright, senior associate - solicitor and Professional Deputy , summarises the recent changes to the authority of family deputies when seeking legal advice. A lot of deputies are family members rather than professional deputies. Most hopefully...

Meet Alex Edwards: Court of Protection Lawyer

What made you go into law? I first thought about a career in law when involved in debating at school. I always enjoyed researching and arguing my point! I then went on to read law at University and knew I wanted to pursue a career as a Solicitor. I wanted a...

Adapting a Home for a Disabled Client

As a Deputy I will get involved in managing the budget for large adaptation projects relating to houses that have been purchased for my clients. Many of my clients are children who have received a compensation award for medical negligence. The house is...

60 Seconds with Lauren Hall: Meet Lauren

The Court of Protection team here at Boyes Turner is expanding and we like to make sure that you all have a chance to meet our newest recruits, today it is the turn of Lauren Hall , Ruth Meyer , head of the team sat down with her and asked her some...

How can a Professional Deputy charge for the work they do?

When a Professional Deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage another person’s property and affairs they are permitted to be paid for carrying out their duties in accordance with the Deputyship Order. A Deputy is allowed to claim...

'Best Interests'- how to decide?

I act as a Deputy for many clients, young and old, with different needs, requests and expectations. I manage their money and need to make best interest decisions daily.  When a client lacks capacity to make a particular decision then it’s my...

Making gift applications to the Court of Protection

Jemma Garside explains what is required to make a gift on behalf of another and explores the recent case law including the recent judgment in of FL v MJL (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2019] EWCOP 31 . When would an application be...
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