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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...

Q&A with the Court of Protection team

Over the following weeks we will be sharing a series of question and answer articles about our day-to-day lives in a Court of Protection team. This week, I interviewed  Ruth Meyer  who is a partner and head of the Court of Protection team. ...

Statutory Will - speculating on the wishes of someone who lacks capacity and their best interests

A recent case concerning a Statutory Will has highlighted the difficulties of trying to speculate on the wishes of someone who lacks capacity and what is in their best interests. What is a Statutory Will? If a person is over the age of 18 and lacks the...

Family members and Statutory Wills - can you withhold notification?

A Statutory Will is a will made on behalf of a person who does not have the required mental capacity to make a will and which is authorised by the court. Statutory Wills can be fraught with difficulty. Not only are vast amounts of information required to...

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...

If only...

If only I had somehow managed to persuade my beloved mum to sign a  Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) , I would not have spent the last three years of my life, becoming a lay expert on the  Court of Protection . I count myself fortunate and...
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