Court of Protection (CoP) work makes up the largest proportion of the 17,000 bills submitted annually to the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO). But assessing the 8,000 bills is ‘not a sausage-making machine’, says Master Peter Haworth.
The Court of Protection (CoP) is determined to shake off the outdated image that it is the ‘most secretive court in Britain’ and engage in public debate on the most fundamental and emotionally charged issues of life and death and individual capacity.
6 October 2018 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. It is more than just an awareness day, it is an opportunity to celebrate and affirm the lives of the 17 million people globally, living with cerebral palsy.
Louise Mathias-Williams from our Court of Protection team explains the role and responsibilities of a deputy.
Our nationally ranked team of expert lawyers are frequently called upon to help and advise clients who have lost capacity.
The Court of Protection is a Superior Court of Record which has the authority to make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity to make those decisions themself.
Louise Mathias-Williams set out the lessons from the Public Guardian’s recent decision over severance applications.
Every month we answer frequently asked questions from across the practice and bring them together to help bring clarity to your legal needs. Each of the sections below lead off to a more comprehensive bank of information.
Our Court of Protection team represent over 285 clients where a partner, partners or the Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation Ltd acts as Deputy. We have conservatively estimated £215 million of assets under the deputies’ control, excluding periodical payments estimated at £7 million each year. Find out more about who we help and how.
The decision of Mr Justice Charles in the case of Staffordshire County Council v SRK  EWCOP 27 has impacted on the practices and responsibilities of professional Deputies in cases where there is a substantial and privately funded care regime. This article addresses the key facts and the impact this will have on deputies and the Court.
One of the many services we offer for individuals is the Court of Protection. Our leading team of expert lawyers has been protecting and safeguarding the welfare of clients for years.
Below we address some of the frequently asked questions of this department. We also demonstrate how our other services work alongside this department for the benefit of our clients.
We are pleased to receive, for another year, the accolade from eprivateclient of being listed as one of the Top 25 Law Firms in the UK.
We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.
Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce their Court Of Protection team has been awarded The Legal 500 UK 2015 firm of the year.
Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce their Court Of Protection team has been awarded 'Firm of the Year' by The Legal 500 UK 2015 for their specialist work in this area. The team are unique as they are top ranked nationally by both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories, and have been for the last few years.
Powers of Attorney are commonly used where a person (the ‘donor’) wants to appoint one or more others to assist in their decision making or to make decisions on their behalf. They are often utilised where the donor lacks the mental capacity to make decisions themselves, although this is not always the case. The attorney must act in the best interests of the donor and ensure that they are acting for the donor’s benefit, rather than their own, at all times.
Local newspaper, Kentish Gazette (Canterbury) shares and insight into our organic growth. First published July 2015.
The issue of making a will is seen by many as perhaps ‘tempting fate’, and it is a well used, but nonetheless stark, statistic that only around one third of our adult population have made a will.