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World Mental Health Day: Focus on Nepal

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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

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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?

Tom Hall
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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...

Attention all Deputies!

Laura Curtis
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Has your annual supervision fee been paid this year? If you are a Property and Affairs Deputy for a relative or a close friend, you’ll be familiar with the annual supervision fee paid to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) every April. The OPG is...

Sleep Walking for Cerebra

Christine Bunting
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Last night I joined a fantastic crowd of supporters to ascend Pen-Y-Fan to raise money for the Cerebra Sleep Service.  Setting off from home at 5.30 pm yesterday afternoon I was ready for a gentle amble in the sunshine.  Arriving at the foot of...

Court Funds Office: change to interest rate for basic accounts

Kelly Knight
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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...

Singapore: Mental Capacity Act Amendments

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  Singapore’s Mental Capacity Act appears very familiar to those of us practicing in England & Wales. Our Mental Capacity Act 2005 was used as a starting point, and with a few adaptations, became the Mental Capacity Act in Singapore. The act...

Hyphen Law exhibits at Naidex

Laura Curtis
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Hyphen Law exhibits at Naidex, the largest disability and independent living event This is an exciting week for all of us at Hyphen Law as we will be exhibiting for the second year running at Naidex , the UK’s largest disability and independent...

Re FH [2016] EWCOP 14

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A Deputy Need Not Speak or Write English if Adequate Support is Available Fahmida was born in Lahore in 1946 and is now 70 years old. She moved to England when she was 19 years old with her first husband. She has two children, Suhail, 49, and Shama, 41. Her...

Christine attends ball to celebrate SIA's work

Christine Bunting
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Hyphen law’s Christine Bunting to join carnival themed ball to celebrate Spinal Injury Association Lancashire County Cricket Club will be transformed  into a colourful Rio-themed carnival next week at the Spinal Injury Association ’s (SIA)...

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