Court of Protection


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Court of Protection

The UK Court responsible for looking after the financial affairs of people who cannot legally do it themselves because of lack of capacity.

CoP duties
Granting Enduring Powers of Attorney, making wills, and giving general guidance, directions and orders for managing property and financial affairs.
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Elsewhere, members have experience in private law residence and contact applications, financial remedy, disputes between cohabitees, and Court of Protection matters, among other areas.
Eclipse Legal Systems, the legal sector's largest independent software solutions provider, has announced the release of a Court of Protection Matter Management system.
One of the UK s leading independent Court of Protection specialists has signed up to SOS Connect legal software just six months after its launch.
Issues covered include the assessment of whether a person lacks capacity; the range, scope, and limitations of the various authorities to treat, including "best interest" decisions, advance decisions, and lasting powers of attorney; the range of safeguards provided by, for example, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the Court of Protection, and Independent Mental Health Advocates; and relevant aspects of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Health Act 1983, and illustrative case law.
Judge Justice Eleanor King, sitting in the Court of Protection in London, has now ruled sterilisation could take place as having another child would cause him "psychological harm".
Global Banking News-February 27, 2013--Barclays makes new appointment to Court of Protection team(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Sitting at the Court of Protection in London, the judge said it was a "very difficult decision" to make in a situation requiring "a balance to be struck between the weight objectively to be given to life on one hand and to personal independence on the other".
The case was heard at the controversial Court of Protection, which was set up in 2007 to decide on medical treatments for individuals judged by psychiatrists to lack mental capacity.
A Court of Protection is in place to deal with serious decisions affecting personal welfare, including issues such as contraception, pregnancy and child care.
To act for your aunt you would have had to register whatever power of attorney you've got with the Court of Protection.
The money is shortly to be paid to the public trustee who was appointed receiver for Taylor by the Court of Protection last month.
ANTHONY Collins Solicitors has appointed Kirsty MacMillan as health and welfare Court of Protection solicitor.