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Disabled man loses legal challenge after care package cuts

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A severely disabled man who needs 24-hour care has lost his landmark High Court legal challenge after Oxfordshire County Council significantly reduced his care package. Luke Davey who is a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy and is also registered blind,...

Making a Will for someone who has lost capacity

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Making a Will for someone who has lost capacity to make their own The idea of signing a Will on behalf of someone else just doesn’t quite seem right. A Will is such a deeply personal document and provides one last opportunity to leave your...

The case for renaming the Court of Protection

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It’s now been about nine years since the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) came into force. Fundamentally, the MCA provided the legislative framework to ensure that individuals who lack capacity to make decisions are treated with the same autonomy and...

Attorney or Deputy, what's the difference?

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I’m frequently being asked if being a Deputy is the same as being an Attorney. The answer is essentially yes; but there are some very important practical differences . Attorney versus Deputy A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a way of...

Audience give anecdotes at Alzheimers Support group meeting

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Following a presentation to the Alzheimer’s Society last year, I was recently invited to speak at a dinner event organised by Alzheimer's Support in Westbury. Alzheimer's Support is an independent charity which works closely with the...

Benefit cap announcement brings welcome news for carers

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The Government’s recent announcement that it will change the law to exempt all carers who receive Carer’s Allowance from the benefit cap is fantastic news for carers throughout the country. Previously, carers’ benefit cap levels were set...

Chase De Vere Deputyship Day

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I was delighted to be invited to speak at the annual Chase De Vere Deputyship conference yesterday. I’ve attended the conference as a guest for many years and very much see it as one of the highlights of the Court of Protection ‘conference...

The myths and legends of Deptyship

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A person with a brain injury ……… …….. can’t make or change their Will Wrong …….if they have sufficient understanding of the issues that need to be taken into account (testamentary capacity)...

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