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Did you apply to register a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017?

Christine Bunting
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Did you apply to register a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017? If so, you could be one of almost two million people in England and Wales who are entitled to claim part of your application fee...

Local authority stops paying elderly lady's care home fees

Charlene Hughes
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The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found that a local authority had wrongly stopped paying for an elderly lady’s care home placement after deciding that she had spent her money to avoid having to pay care home fees – the local...

Celebrating excellence in the personal injury sector

Christine Bunting
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This week we celebrate the professional excellence of individuals and organisations working across the personal injury claims sector at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017. We are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Young Achiever of the...

Providing effective support after brain injury

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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

Tom Hall
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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

Tom Hall
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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...

World Mental Health Day

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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

Kelly Knight
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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...

A change for the better for Deputy report forms

Michelle Andrews
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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

Tom Hall
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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...

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