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Executors And Trustees - Knowing When To Retire Gracefully
It can be an honour to be appointed executor/trustee; that someone trusts you to look after their assets and act in the best interests of their loved ones. But it can also be a poisoned chalice.
UK
8 May 2019
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Looking After Those Who Look After P
The Court of Protection is the specialist court that looks after the affairs (both health and financial) of those who cannot manage them themselves, referred to as ‘P'.
UK
8 Mar 2019
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Interpreting Wishes And Arguing Maintenance: Tish v Olley
Unless drafted appropriately, divorce orders which require a parent to maintain or contribute towards their children's financial needs will end on death
UK
9 Jul 2018
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Gifts By Attorneys And Deputies
Gifts by Attorneys and Deputies from P's (the name the Mental Capacity Act 2005 gives to the person who does not have capacity) funds are coming under increasing scrutiny from the...
UK
9 Nov 2017
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Two Weddings And A Funeral
The claimant (Adejumoke Adepoju) was described by the judge as 'argumentative, theatrical and sure she was right' and that she 'asked questions rather than answering them.'
UK
22 Feb 2017
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Pilot About To Take Off In The Court Of Protection
It is anticipated that the draft Court of Protection Case Management Pilot will be live from the start of June.
UK
19 May 2016
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Cross-Border Mental Capacity Issues – How We Can Help
An important part of estate planning is to anticipate the impact for individuals and their families of any decline in mental or physical health in the years to come.
UK
1 Apr 2015
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UK Elder Law Update -Spring 2012
The Public Guardian, Martin John, is leaving the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to become the Head of Civil, Family and Tribunals with the HM Courts and Tribunal Service in London. Martin will be greatly missed; during his tenure he has overseen the OPG's move to Birmingham and the introduction of the new Lasting Power of Attorney forms.
UK
25 Apr 2012
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Court Of Protection - An Imminent Move And A Change To Rules
Over the weekend of 7/8 January 2012, the Court of Protection will be moving from its current location in Archway to the Thomas More Building, Royal Courts of Justice.
UK
15 Jan 2012
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UK Elder Law Update
The Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2011 which come into force on 12 December 2011 make provision for Court Officers to make decisions in relation to some aspects of the financial affairs of vulnerable people.
UK
20 Dec 2011
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Legal Ombudsman: Complaints About Probate And Estate Administration
The Legal Service Board’s Consumer Panel has published an analysis of complaints received by the Legal Ombudsmen about probates and estate administration.
UK
27 Nov 2011
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RSPCA Vindicated in Court of Appeal
This morning the Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the RSPCA's appeal that its benefactor, the late George Mason, intended his estate to pass free of inheritance tax.
UK
10 Jan 2011
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