Loss of capacity does not automatically terminate solicitor’s retainer – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Upholding the rights of individuals who lack the mental capacity to conduct proceedings can be a minefield for the unwary or even, as shown by this case, the wary. The point at issue before the court was whether, where a party loses mental capacity in the course of proceedings, such loss of capacity has the automatic and immediate effect of terminating their solicitor’s retainer.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2014

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