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Rachel Haywood
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Annual reports for Court of Protection appointed deputies

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An annual deputy report must be completed for all Court of Protection deputyships. Deputies are required to complete an annual report each year explaining the decisions they have made as deputy and submit the report to the Office of The Public Guardian...

Can a court appointed deputy be changed?

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A deputy for property and finances is appointed by the Court of Protection, to manage the property and affairs of a person who lacks capacity to manage their own affairs. All deputies must act in accordance with the principles set out in the Mental Capacity...

Inheritance tax receipts reach record high

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Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts have reached record highs this year and in its latest tax receipt data published on 23rd June 2022, HMRC said that the high relates to a combination of larger wealth transfers made during the pandemic and rising values in...

How do I prove I have a power of attorney?

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It is possible that any one of us could lose the capacity to manage our own affairs at some point in the future due to a variety of reasons such as illness, age, accident or injury. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to choose someone you...

The difference between a Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputyship

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and a Court of Protection Deputyship Order are both documents which can be put in place in order to allow attorneys or deputies to manage the affairs of someone else, but do you know the difference? Anyone over the age of...

Distance Lasting Power of Attorney

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It is surprising that 75 percent of people believe that their partners or close family members can automatically make decisions for them if they do not have the mental capacity to do so. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to choose and...

Why make the decision to have a professional deputy?

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A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage financial matters on behalf of a person who is unable to do this for themselves. A deputy can be appointed to act on behalf of an adult, or a child if it is likely that the child will continue to...

You've planned for your children's Christmas but have you planned for their future?

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Everyone is busy making plans for the upcoming festive season to ensure their children have the best Christmas and enjoy watching their faces light up when they open their presents from Santa Claus. But who would ensure your children have the magical...