Hyphen Law blog

Providing effective support after brain injury

Our very own Tom Hall is a keynote speaker at today’s brain injury seminar, hosted by Brake , the road safety charity and sponsored by Hyphen Law for the second year running.  The conference entitled: ‘Providing effective support following...

Disabled man loses legal challenge after care package cuts

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

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...

World Mental Health Day

Focus on: Thailand Thailand is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting many British visitors who visit for sunshine, culture and culinary adventure. It is also a place which many British expats call home. In the time...

Hyphen Law exhibit at Breaking Boundaries conference

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...

A change for the better for Deputy report forms

If you are a Deputy, you may have noticed that the report forms from the Office for the Public Guardian (OPG) are now different. And you may be wondering why these changes have been made. The OPG has a duty of care towards you as the Deputy and your client....

The case for renaming the Court of Protection

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...

World Mental Health Day: Focus on Nepal

On 25 April 2015, a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal. More than 8,000 people lost their lives, and many historic and irreplaceable buildings and monuments throughout the country were destroyed. The significant scale of this event brought...

World Mental Health Day 2016

World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October. It has been recognised on this day every year since 1992 and was established by the World Federation for Mental Health . It provides us with an opportunity to look at the state of mental health around the world...

Attorney or Deputy, what's the difference?

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...
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