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Hyphen Law director takes on her biggest challenge yet!

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Hyphen Law director Christine Bunting will be taking on the biggest challenge of her life in April when she prepares to trek to the world-famous Mount Everest Base Camp to fundraise for Cerebra , a charity devoted to helping children and young people with...

Mental health focus on Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

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Young Carers Awareness Day takes place today (Thursday 31 January 2019). Organised by the Carers Trust , a charity which works to improve support and services for carers, the aim of the day is to raise public awareness of the significant challenges faced...

What has changed on NHS Continuing Healthcare?

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NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of free healthcare for individuals who have significant and ongoing needs. It is not means-tested which means that it does not matter what your income is or the level of your savings, if you meet the criteria, you are...

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

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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...

Celebrating excellence in the personal injury sector

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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...

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...

Sleep Walking for Cerebra

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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...

Christine attends ball to celebrate SIA's work

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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)...

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...

Court of Protection event

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Yesterday evening I had the privilege of representing Cerebra at the Barclays Wealth Court of Protection event at the Soho Hotel London. Thank you to Richard McGregor and the rest of the Court of Protection team for giving me the opportunity to...

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...

Supreme Court comes to unanimous decision

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An interesting outcome to the challenge mounted by the family of Cameron Mathieson against the policy of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to withdraw Disability Living Allowance ( DLA ) payments for their son whose stay in hospital exceeded 84 days...

Chris dives 15,000ft with Red Devil in aid of Cerebra

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If you’re going to jump out of an aeroplane and descend free-fall for two miles at 120mph then there has to be a good reason. For me, that reason was Cerebra ! When Gareth Owens (Development Officer) mentioned the idea of...

Spotlight on brain injury case management

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If you or a loved one is unfortunate enough to suffer a severe injury, such as a brain injury, getting the right level of support and advice in relation to care and support will be a vital part of the recovery and rehabilitation process. Brain injury...

Expertise plays key role in landmark clinical negligence case

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Christine Bunting, Director of Deputyships at Hyphen Law, the specialist Court of Protection deputyships services firm, recently played a key role in relation to Court of Protection costs in the landmark Robshaw v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust...

Work experience pupils join Hyphen Law for the day

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I participate in the Inspiring the Future Scheme which connects state schools and colleges with employers and people from the world of work. In April I went to talk to the pupils of the Crypt School...

An Addition to your Calendar

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Chaired by Chris Bunting, Director of Hyphen Law. This FREE event will be of interest to all Personal Injury Lawyers...

Office of The Public Guardian- review

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The outcome of OPG’s fundamental review of supervision has recently been published. It identifies ways in which the OPG can improve the protection it affords to those lacking capacity through the supervision and support it...

Court of Protection Deputyship...

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...The duty to invest wisely and tell the tax man! 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...

Making the most of your personal injury compensation

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You’ve been told that you’re entitled to compensation for your injury which is good news but you may find that, without some early planning, your award could bring some unnecessary and unwelcome financial consequences. How might my...

Cerebra 2014 Research Conference

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Owen Alexander of Firefly kindly demonstrating the “ Upsee” at yesterdays annual Cerebra conference. This fantastic product enables children with a motor impairment to “Step Out” with the aid of an adult. Thank you Owen and good luck...

Tuesday 7th October

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We are delighted to be attending and sponsoring the annual Cerebra Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. The event is focussed on accessing decent services and support for children with complex needs and their...

Have you thought about capacity?

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Hyphen Law is a specialist law firm dealing only with Property and Affairs Deputyships and Personal Injury Trusts for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. If you are pursuing a claim for compensation, the question to ask at an early stage is:...

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)...

Counting the cost of Deputyships

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The one certainty about deputyship costs for a brain injured client is that its never a case of “one size fits all”. Predicting future Deputyship Costs for your client requires careful consideration. Has the Mental Capacity Act led to an...