International Protection of Adults.

International Protection of Adults.

Other legal jurisdictions around the world have arrangements for the affairs of persons who have lost capacity that are similar to our own.

Under our own Mental Capacity Act 2005, these are known as “protective measures” and include arrangements such as Guardianships and Trusteeships, etc. They also include such arrangements made in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults (2000) was an attempt to create a single framework to enable cross-border protection of adults. The UK has not ratified the convention but Schedule 3 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 replicates many of its provisions so that it will apply whenever a cross-border incapacity issue arises.

The Act applies where, for example, an adult is resident in a foreign jurisdiction but has assets in England & Wales. In such cases, it is possible to apply to the Court of Protection for it to ratify the foreign protective measure, thereby allowing someone to manage their assets in this country.

The Act also applies to powers of attorney made outside of England & Wales.

The Court of Protection Department at Lanyon Bowdler can advise and assist with this complex area of law.

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We would be happy to advise you on every aspect of the Court of Protection process in England & Wales and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Please give our Court of Protection Solicitors a call for a friendly, confidential, conversation about how we help manage the affairs of a vulnerable foreign citizen with UK Assets.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side. We can also arrange a home visit if more convenient.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

We regularly act on Court of Protection matters for clients following Serious Brain Injury Claims across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham, and the Midlands. As a leading law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

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Neil Davies
Neil Davies
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Court of Protection
Lucy Speed
Lucy Speed
Partner
Court of Protection
Tom James
Tom James
Legal Support Assistant
Court of Protection
Morgan Hanley
Morgan Hanley
Legal Support Assistant
Court of Protection
Matte Brasenell
Matte Brasenell
Legal Support Assistant
Court of Protection
Carole Walker
Carole Walker
Legal Support Assistant
Court of Protection
Toni Reeves
Toni Reeves
Solicitor
Court of Protection
Danielle Lloyd
Danielle Lloyd
Legal Support Assistant
Court of Protection
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Lady Lacking Capacity has Cash Withdrawn by Family Member

It was not necessary to prove the actual fraud by the cousin; merely that he had taken advantage of a vulnerable person....
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Lady Financially Abused by Son

J’s brother was concerned that J’s Will, made several years ago, left her estate entirely to her son, which was thou...
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

The previous solicitors who had settled a personal injury claim did not have sufficient expertise in Court of Protection...
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Handling enquiries in the Court of Protection (COP) Department has taught me that not many people fully understand ...
Tom James • 29 Apr 2024
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Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
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Lady Lacking Capacity has Cash Withdrawn by Family Member

It was not necessary to prove the actual fraud by the cousin; merely that he had taken advantage of a vulnerable person....
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Soft focus image of flowers

Lady Financially Abused by Son

J’s brother was concerned that J’s Will, made several years ago, left her estate entirely to her son, which was thou...
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

The previous solicitors who had settled a personal injury claim did not have sufficient expertise in Court of Protection...
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Neil and Edward Rip Into & Expose the New Powers of Attorney Act

Edward and Neil are reunited (and it feels so good)! They rip into the Powers of Attorney Act 2023, and manage to find p...
Published • 05 Feb 2024
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Review of World Alzheimer’s Month 2023

IEach September, people unite from all corners of the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that per...
Carole Walker • 02 Feb 2024
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What If Father Christmas Lost Capacity To M...

It’s that time of year where festivities are in full flow both at home and work. People are busy preparing for gath...
Toni Reeves • 21 Dec 2023
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Navigating the Court of Protection: Selling...

As the population continues to age, the issue of financing long-term care for seniors has become an increasingly pr...
Toni Reeves • 03 Nov 2023
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Explaining Legal Jargon in Court of Protect...

We understand that legal jargon can be a bit confusing and overwhelming and sometimes you need someone to explain w...
Danielle Lloyd • 06 Oct 2023
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Care Home Fees and Capacity

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Morgan Hanley • 04 Aug 2023
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Aiding The Brain Following Traumatic Injury...

One major impact of a TBI is that someone’s thinking process and thinking ability may dramatically alter post injur...
Matte Brasenell • 05 Jul 2023
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