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Receipt of personal injury damages by a claimant, unless placed in trust, will affect assessable capital and income as regards means-tested...
Produced in partnership with Rosalind Hamlyn of Thomson Snell and Passmore LLP 29th Nov
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Assessing the suitability of a proposed deputyThere is no formal guidance in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) as to who should and should not...
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A deputy holds power on behalf of a protected person (someone who is not capable of managing their own affairs) pursuant to an order of the Court of...
Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Nov
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Applications for family provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) are regulated by the provisions...
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Various jurisdictions outside of the UK recognise the concept of adult adoption. There are a number of reasons why adult adoption might be thought to...
Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Nov
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Under section 18(1)(i) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005), the Court of Protection may authorise the execution of a Will for P, which, under...
Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP 29th Nov
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Practice Note: Choosing the deputy, explains who may make an application for the appointment of a deputy, who may be appointed and the factors the...
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See Practice Note: Choosing the deputy, which explains who may apply to be appointed as deputy and the factors the court will consider when making a...
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We refer you to Practice Note: International issues relating to the protection of vulnerable adults, which explains that the international...
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Parental responsibilityFor background, see the Parental responsibility subtopic in the Family module.The section ‘Acquisition by others’ explains that...
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A child arrangements order (CAO) is an order made under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) that provides:•with whom a child is to live,...
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In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that by the Court of Protection’s ‘approved professional list’ the Q&A is referring to the Court of...
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We have understood this question to be regarding whether an adult child, who has been adopted, can make a claim against the estate of their natural...
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Where an investment is held by two people as joint tenants, on the death of one of the parties, the investment passes to the survivor absolutely.If...
Produced in partnership with Catherine Fuller of Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP 29th Nov

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