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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.
Many business owners, when thinking about protecting their business, insure against common business risks such as property damage, theft, third party liability and business interruption. A few also look at keyman insurance to cover the risk of the owner becoming incapacitated because of some physical or mental condition or unplanned absence abroad but very few create a lasting power of attorney which will give an individual the authority to run the business in such situations.
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.
Most of us take it for granted that we will go on being able to manage our finances for the rest of our lives, at which point it will be for our executors (assuming there is a will in place) to take over.
If ever you were to lose the capacity to manage your affairs as a result of an illness or accident and have not made a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), an application would need to be made to the Court of Protection for a deputy to be appointed.
By Martin Terrell and Brian Bacon, Partners in Court of Protection. This article first appeared in the May 2012 edition of PS, the magazine of the Law Society's Private Client Section.
Partner Martin Terrell has been appointed as new Court of Protection panel deputy.