Ministers bow to pressure over ‘power of attorney’ – The Times

Posted October 24th, 2008 in news, powers of attorney by sally

“Ministers have bowed to criticisms over the delays, costs and complexities in new procedures for managing the affairs of elderly vulnerable people.”

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The Times, 24th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Public Guardian begins review of impact of Mental Capacity Act – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 23rd, 2008 in news, powers of attorney by sally

“Plans to reduce the fees and simplify the forms for people making Lasting Powers of Attorney were part of proposals announced today in a public consultation by Public Guardian Martin John.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Public Guardian Board open meeting – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 10th, 2008 in mental health, powers of attorney, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has given a speech at the first open meeting of the Public Guardian Board, a body set up under the Mental Capacity Act to scrutinise and review the work of the Office of the Public Guardian.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Elderly dying before new living wills are sorted out because of delays and red tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2008 in elderly, news, powers of attorney by sally

“The official in charge of a new system of ‘living wills’ has quit amid claims that scores of elderly people are dying before their financial affairs are in order because of delays and red tape.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal flaw in power of attorney revealed – The Times

Posted February 5th, 2008 in news, powers of attorney by sally

“Thousands of people who took steps to protect their affairs or those of elderly relatives if they become incapable could unwittingly be in breach of the law.”

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The Times, 5th February 2008

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Lasting Powers of Attorney: Practice Note – Law Society

Posted October 2nd, 2007 in mental health, powers of attorney, solicitors by sally

“A Law Society practice note intended to assist solicitors in advising clients who wish to draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), as well as solicitors who are acting as an attorney under an LPA, also covers the ongoing arrangements for Enduring Powers of Attorney.”

Practice Note (pdf)

Law Society, 24th September 2007

Source: www.lawsociety.org.uk

Public guardian starts work on protecting vulnerable people – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 1st, 2007 in Court of Protection, mental health, powers of attorney, press releases by sally

“A new organisation looking after the interests of some of the most vulnerable people in society starts work on Monday 1 October. The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), introduced under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, will provide legal protection for thousands of people lacking the mental capacity to make decisions themselves.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 28th September 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Change to powers of attorney keep solicitors busy – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2007 in news, powers of attorney, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors will be working flat out this week to draw up powers of attorney for sick or elderly people before a more complex replacement costing up to 10 times as much comes into force next Monday.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Someone to watch over you – The Times

Posted August 14th, 2007 in news, powers of attorney by sally

“In seven weeks’ time, the old-style power of attorney is changing. What will the new documents cover and how do you set them up?”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Will new power of attorney regime really protect the elderly? – The Times

Posted August 14th, 2007 in elderly, news, powers of attorney, wills by sally

“A new regime takes effect this October that should help to protect the elderly, particularly against pressure to change a will to relatives’ dismay. But will it?”

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The Times, 14th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Concern over new power of attorney laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2007 in mental health, news, powers of attorney by sally

“Making arrangements to obtain legal authority to deal with the financial affairs of a loved one suffering from mental incapacity will become much more complicated following a change in the law later this year, a leading solicitor said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk