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Elderly Care & Court of Protection

Supreme Court holds that the Court of Protection must focus on available options - 2 May 2017

The recent Supreme Court judgment in N (Appellant) v ACCG and others (Respondents) is a significant decision that confirms that …

Case briefing: the role of the Court of Protection and available options - 2 May 2017

The Supreme Court has recently handed down judgment in the case of N (Appellant) v ACCG and others (Respondents). This …

DOLS challenges in the Court of Protection – some much needed clarity - 24 January 2017

Until recently, there has been very limited guidance for Relevant Person’s Representatives (RPRs) and s39D Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) …

Advance decisions: what are they and are they still worth doing? - 17 November 2016

For some years now it has been possible for individuals to set out the circumstances in which they would refuse …

Dementia Awareness Week 2016 - 17 May 2016

This week is Dementia Awareness Week. Dementia is affecting an increasing number of individuals, with a wider and potentially younger …

Dying Awareness Week: making sure your loved ones know your plans - 13 May 2016

Most of us think about getting older and worry about how we will cope physically, but it is not so …

Dying Awareness Week: signing up as an organ donor - 12 May 2016

I recently spent a fascinating afternoon in The Wohl Pathology Museum in Edinburgh, which includes an extensive collection of organs …

Dying awareness week: the importance of making a Will - 11 May 2016

I was fascinated to read the Law Commission’s report on ‘legal oddities: fact or fiction’ – and particularly relieved to …