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Dementia and Decision-making

Dementia is a term used to describe a range of symptoms associated with a progressive deterioration of cognitive functioning. These symptoms, including loss...

Coercive Control

Many people contact the Court of Protection team at Lanyon Bowdler at a time when they are most vulnerable. We often receive calls from upset and distressed...

Deputyships and The Supervision of the OPG

The role of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is to protect anyone who lacks the mental capacity to make financial decisions for themselves. The OPG su...

English in the Legal Workplace

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Both Miriam and Read More

Court of Protection: Similar, but Not the Same as Britney!

A deputyship order, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, occurs where the Court of Protection appoints a deputy (or deputies) to make decisions on the behalf...

What is a Deputy?

Many people will be familiar with the terms ‘Power of Attorney’, whether that be Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney. A per...

Wingardium Lawyerosa

Lucy Speed and I recently led a workshop with Idsall Scho...

Back Behind the Wheel

Driving might not be possible for everyone after a brain injury, but for many it is a realistic target, which can greatly increase independence and quality o...

Life in the Court of Protection Department

Before joining Lanyon Bowdler I was a legal secretary in a small local firm and I was mostly based in the firm’s conveyancing department. I did a bit o...

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28 Apr 2021

Life in the Court of Protection Department

Before joining Lanyon Bowdler I was a legal secretary in a small local firm and I was mostly based in the firm’...

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