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Hyphen Law exhibit at Breaking Boundaries conference

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This Friday (7 th October) we are excited to be supporting the inspirational CCMS Breaking More Boundaries Conference at Newbury Race Course. CCMS (Community Case Management Services) is a leading provider of case management rehabilitation services...

Court Funds Office: change to interest rate for basic accounts

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As of the 6 th June 2016, the Court Funds Office (CFO) is changing the interest rate payable to funds held in a basic account to 0.1%. With the true rate of inflation at around 2% to 2.5% per annum, this means that leaving money in an account at the Court...

Deputyships and making gifts

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Kelly Knight, a solicitor at Hyphen Law, outlines how deputies who look after the affairs of people who lack capacity, can give gifts on their behalf. A deputy makes key financial decisions for someone who has a mental impairment (often referred...

The new Court of Protection Rules

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Over the last few months the Court of Protection Rules has seen some changes with the implementation of the Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2015. The first part came into effect on the 6 April this year and the second, larger part and main provisions...

The duty to invest wisely and tell the tax man

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Court of Protection Deputyship - Historically, money belonging to a person who lacked the capacity to look after those funds was frequently held in the Court Funds Office (CFO). This offered a safe government- backed account paying a good rate of interest....

Deputyship matters: Auto-enrolment

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One of the most challenging aspects of acting as a Court of Protection deputy looking after clients’ property and financial affairs can be taking on the role of employer when support or care workers are needed. A recent change in the law has seen the...

Professional Deputyships: spotlight on costs

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Deputyship costs have been in the spotlight since the Mental Capacity Act. The issue came to the fore again recently when the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) said there is a need for better control of costs. Here Kelly Knight, a solicitor at Hyphen...

Drug Driving

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From 2 nd March it will now be illegal to drive with certain legal or illegal drugs in your blood system even if you are not unfit to drive. This new rule will work along the existing law of whilst impaired through drink or drugs. Taking drugs will cause...

A guide to Deputyship

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What to expect if you take on the role of a Court of Protection Deputy for property and affairs. If a member of your family has been affected by a brain injury, they may not be able to make important decisions about the way they live their life. They will...

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day...

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...have you joined in and supported this cause? A quick introduction to Cerebral Palsy…. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood and affects one in every 400 children across the UK. It is caused by abnormal brain...

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