Category: Court of Protection
Financial Abuser Avoids Repayment
It was widely reported in the press recently that Yvonne Davies, who stole around £115,000 from her aunt between 2013 […]
The slippery slope of financial abuse in a family
Your brother suffers a serious head injury in a road accident. He owns his own home. You and your siblings […]
Mother’s legal victory for disabled son
The mother of a disabled adult is celebrating after successfully challenging his placement in the Court of Protection. Mrs A’s […]
Best interests – who decides?
The case of Alfie Evans, the seriously ill toddler who, prior to his death was at the centre of a […]
The Wicked Stepmother Strikes Again … ?
A wealthy retired insurance broker in his 80’s who has dementia, has recently been the subject of court proceedings relating […]
Responsibilities of an RPR – the right role for you?
I recently received a telephone call from an 80 year old lady who was the ‘Relevant Persons Representative’ (RPR) for […]
Dispelling the myths of the Court of Protection
It’s a fair assumption that unless you’ve been involved in a case in the Court of Protection, you may never […]
Making “Bad” Decisions: Capacity and the Court of Protection
Think about some of the really important decisions that you have made throughout your life. Have they all been really […]
Attorney Steals £30,000 from 95 year old Living with Dementia
In a recent judgment, a court has found that a 95 year old woman from Oldham with dementia was the […]
Dispute Over Control of Elderly Father’s Finances Ends up in Court
When family members disagree about who should look after the finances of their vulnerable relative, the court may be more […]