The Court of Protections aim is to help people who are mentally incapable of making their own decisions. It does this by making decisions for them about their money, property, health or welfare.
Jane Rogers, a Director and Senior Solicitor of JMD Law Solicitors, has recently been granted a contract to offer legal aid by the Legal Aid Agency.
The article authored by Tom Evans, titled 'Mental Capacity and Crochet', has been re-tweeted by the Secret Barrister to over 200,000 followers and has now been published on the Justice Gap legal blog.
The article can be found here: https://www.thejusticegap.com/capacity-and-crochet-unpicking-the-truth-of-mental-capacity-and-the-law/
The article is the first in a series of 'Deputy Diaries' which will address many of the issues encountered by the Court of Protection ('COP'). The Vantage Law legal blog will host all upcoming articles and also provides a space for professionals, practitioners and users of the COP to share their experiences.
The Vantage Law blog can be accessed at https://www.vantage-law.co.uk/
Spend more money — the most ignored piece of financial advice
An FT poll of financial advisers has found many are frustrated at wealthy clients for not bothering to make a will or lasting power of attorney – if they do it’s a cheap one unfit for purpose. Nigel Jones of JMD Law said an LPA, can be worth its weight in gold against the costs of having to apply to the Court for a Deputyship Order for someone to have the authority to look after your finances and property if you suffer dementia.
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