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Mental Capacity

International Mental Capacity Issues

In the present day it is more frequently that clients losing capacity own assets or are living abroad. Dealing with finances after a loss of capacity can become a cross…

Applications to Replace a Deputy

The role of a professional deputy is a difficult one and requires a good partnership between the family and the deputy. Not everyone is aware of the full extent of…

Welfare Deputyship Applications

Health and welfare – the court generally prefer to make welfare decisions as and when they are required however, they do, in certain circumstances appoint a deputy. The court will…

Court of Protection Litigation Support and Expert…

Our experts have a long history of working alongside clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers in high value claims during the litigation process. It is important to ensure that the…

Tax Planning through Incapacity

It is important that a person who has lost capacity should still be entitled to have their financial affairs managed utilising all the tools that are available to everyone else.…

Statutory Wills

Where a person is incapable of making a new will because of a lack of capacity, the court of protection can authorise a will to be made on their behalf…

Trustee Applications

A lack of capacity does not automatically remove a trustee from their role but usually it will allow for them to replaced. Approval of the court of protection is needed…

Lay Deputy Support Services

We offer a complete support service for family members and friends taking on the role of deputy. Application for appointment – application to appoint a deputy for property and affairs…

Personal Injury & Compensation Protection Trusts

If you are in receipt of personal injury compensation you may wish to consider setting up a trust to protect your compensation fund money from being taken into consideration for…

Professional Deputyship Services

We act as professional deputy for those suffering from a range of capacity limiting conditions. We manage the property and daily financial affairs to allow families to get back to…

A guide to retirement planning for business…

Eve Carter, head of private client at Harrison Drury, outlines the key five areas that business owners need to address when doing their retirement planning. Like most things in life,…

How can the Court of Protection assist…

Eve Carter of Harrison Drury’s Home & Family team explains some of the circumstances in which the Court of Protection may be called upon to protect the interests of those…

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Harrison Drury Solicitors have specialist expertise in dealing with Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and we can properly advice you about these important documents. Planning for what happens in our…

Mental Capacity & Court of Protection

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) protects those who are unable to make decisions for themselves.  A lack of capacity can occur as a result of birth injury, acquired brain…

Is it good business sense to make…

What happens when a director, shareholder or partner in the business loses mental capacity? It’s important to consider what would happen to your business if you were unable to manage…

Will my lasting power of attorney keep…

Retired court of protection judge, Denzil Lush, has said that he wouldn’t draw up a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and he would prefer to rely on a court appointed…

Senior hire for Harrison Drury’s private client…

Harrison Drury has recruited a new director to head up its private client team. Eve Carter – a specialist in Court of Protection and mental capacity issues – will be…

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