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Dementia - planning for the future

What is dementia? Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s. Most people associate memory loss with dementia and this is one of the symptoms. Other common symptoms of dementia include changes in...

What happens when someone is found to be impersonating a vulnerable person for financial gain?

The recent case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Hill [2018] EWCOP 35 resulted in the Court making an order for committal to prison after the respondent was found guilty of impersonating P and incurring costs on P’s behalf that he was not...

Former Senior Judge warns of risks with Powers of Attorney

Yesterday an eminent former member of the judiciary  spoke on the BBC  about his concerns with Powers of Attorney. Denzil Lush was the most senior judge at the Court of Protection from 1996 until he retired in July 2016. He knows a thing or two...

The Court of Protection: A History

Here at Boyes Turner, we have a rapidly expanding and developing Court of Protection team which is headed by the Court of Protection Partner and professional deputy, Ruth Meyer. The team is now made up of six members and is always busy with new and existing...

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