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Statutory Wills - Alison Meacher, Gatehouse Chambers

Statutory Wills - Alison Meacher, Gatehouse Chambers How are the latest - and most salient - statutory wills decisions changing practice and impacting on client advice?

DOLs - Jacqueline Thomas QC, Spire Barristers

DOLs - Jacqueline Thomas QC, Spire Barristers How do you control - and overcome - the difficulties with DOL authorisations and challenge them successfully?

Capacity - John McKendrick QC, Outer Temple Chambers

Capacity - John McKendrick QC, Outer Temple Chambers What counts and will sway a court over borderline capacity and fluctuating capacity, supported by case law and practical examples?

Protective measures

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

Autonomy

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

Deputyships

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

Autonomy

Autonomy How deftly is the Court treading the line between autonomous decision-making and safeguarding vulnerable adults from potential harm?

Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest How has ACC & Others [2020] changed existing thinking and best practice over solicitor deputies instructing their own law firms?

Statutory wills

Statutory wills How do you control - and overcome - difficulties with statutory will applications, supported by case-law and practical examples?

Welfare deputies - Claire van Overdijk, Outer Temple Chambers

Welfare deputies - Claire van Overdijk, Outer Temple Chambers In appointing welfare deputies, what is meant in practice by "only in the most difficult cases"? When and how are such appointments necessary?

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