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  • Wed 11th May 2022 until Wed 14th September 2022
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So you know what to expect, here is a clip of David Rees QC. David is answering the question: When and in what circumstances are Health Deputyships appropriate and achievable, and when will a hearing take place?

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  1. Capacity

    What counts and will sway a court over borderline capacity and fluctuating capacity, supported by case law and practical examples?

    Answered by: John McKendrick QC of Outer Temple Chambers

    John is "one of the best COP silks out there - coming up with highly creative solutions to difficult issues." He served as Attorney General for the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

  2. Autonomy

    How much weight is the court giving to autonomy vis a vis capacity and best interests following the spate of recent cases?

    Answered by: Parishil Patel QC of 39 Essex Street

    Parishil "is superb - his knowledge of the law and relevant developments is second-to-none." "He combines a first-class analytical brain with common-sense pragmatism."

  3. Abuse

    How do you contend with - or defend - deputies suspected of financial abuse and recover misappropriated monies?

    Answered by: Fiona Scolding QC of Landmark Chambers

    Fiona is "brilliant - incredibly persuasive and a scarily good QC." She is senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse and sits as a Deputy District Judge.

  4. Deputyships

    When and in what circumstances are Health Deputyships appropriate and achievable, and when will a hearing take place?

    Answered by: David Rees QC of 5 Stone Buildings

    David is "essentially Mr Court of Protection - just so technically smart." He is General Editor of Heywood & Massey's Court of Protection Practice and sits on the Rules Committee.

  5. Protective measures

    How is the court recognising and enforcing international protective measures in the Court of Protection?

    Answered by: Sam Karim QC of Kings Chambers

    Sam acted in B v A Local Authority, the first reported case on the capacity to make decisions about social media and the internet. "He is a calm voice in a storm."

  6. DOLs

    How do you control - and overcome - the difficulties with DOL authorisations and challenge them successfully?

    Answered by: Jacqueline Thomas QC of Spire Barristers

    Jacqueline "is a star - unflappable - and highly respected by practitioners and judges alike." She is the co-author of Reforming Family Justice and Family Justice Reformed.

  7. Statutory Wills

    How are the latest - and most salient - statutory wills decisions changing practice and impacting on client advice?

    Answered by: Alison Meacher of Gatehouse Chambers

    Alison is acclaimed for her skill in deeply complex CoP cases and a superb communicator. "She is exceptionally good at negotiation" and sits as a Deputy District Judge.

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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Additional clips from Court of Protection

Parishil Patel QC on Autonomy

John McKendrick QC on Capacity

Jacqueline Thomas QC on DOLs

Sam Karim QC on Protective measures

Alison Meacher on Statutory Wills