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I am instructed by a court-appointed deputy for an elderly woman who has lost capacity. Is my client the deputy or the patient? To whom should I send a client care letter?
Your firm should have a system for managing files, including digital files. All your staff should be aware of this system.
If you do not already have an agreement with your client about who owns documents, this guidance can help.
Signings are increasingly carried out electronically. However, in some cases you should use wet ink signatures.
Under the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards will be replaced by the Liberty Protection Safeguards.
Sheree shares her experiences of working in mental health and disability law as a solicitor and from a policy perspective.
The deprivation of liberty safeguards protect people who do not have the mental capacity to consent to treatment.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service is rolling out a national pilot for probate that will enable legal professionals to access the online service.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a care home setting.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a home environment.
Our quality mark covers all types of personal injury work for defendant and claimant injury practitioners.
The Law Society's quality mark for any practice that can demonstrate excellence in legal practice management and client care.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
This accreditation supports practitioners with best practice for wills and estate administration.
This popular event is tailored for private client practitioners dealing with the unique challenges of elderly and vulnerable clients
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