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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...

'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...

Do I need to apply for a Health and Welfare Deputyship?

Where a person lacks the necessary capacity to make decisions about their health and welfare the Court of Protection has always preferred to make a one-off decision rather than appointing a personal welfare deputy. Indeed, the Code of Practice stated that...

Introducing Jemma Garside: Court of Protection and Community Care lawyer

Jemma Garside is an associate - solicitor in our Court of Protection team. Her speciality is Community Care law as well as Health and Welfare matters arising in the Court of Protection. When did you join Boyes Turner's Court of Protection team? ...

Who should be appointed Deputy?

The recent case of NKR v The Thomson Snell and Passmore Trust Corporation Ltd [2019] EWCOP 15 concerned an application to the Court of Protection for the discharge of the appointment of an existing professional property and affairs deputy and the...
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