Archives: Wills, probate and administration

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Covid-19 vaccine – protected parties

September 2021 | Wills, probate and administration

Practitioners are increasingly likely to be advising in relation to vulnerable clients and their families/deputies where there is resistance or concerns around having the Covid-19 vaccine. The CoP recently made a declaration in favour of P having a vaccine as it was in his best interests. The clinical care group (CCG) sought the court’s view …

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Deputies – inappropriateness of appointment

September 2021 | Wills, probate and administration

An application for deputyship was refused because A’s reasons behind it did not fall within the framework of s16 of the 2005 Act. To grant it would be an inappropriate and impermissible use of s16. A applied to be appointed her 28-year-old sister’s personal welfare deputy. P has learning difficulties, epilepsy, autism and a number …

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Procedure – guidance; Official Solicitor

September 2021 | Wills, probate and administration

The Official Solicitor is involved, when appointed by the court, in cases where there are children or adults who lack capacity to represent themselves. Practitioners will welcome two new pieces of guidance on the appointment of the OS in CoP cases – a practice note on welfare and one on property and affairs. The guidance …

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High net worth – STEP guide

July/August 2021 | Wills, probate and administration

Private client practitioners will be interested to know about the publication of a new practitioner guide on the responsible stewardship of wealth. It has been launched by STEP and has an emphasis on holistic planning. The guide, Family Dialogues on the responsible stewardship of wealth, aims to ‘engender a discussion on responsible stewardship and what …

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