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A Review Court of Protection Costs & The Code Of Practice

Professional Deputy Costs The OPG has had in place its good practice guidance (in place since July 2016) that it prepared with the Senior Courts Costs office. The guidance was prepared to assist professional deputies to explain what can be claimed for in general management bills. It should also be read in conjunction with the relevant Civil Procedure Rules, the COP Practice Direction PD19B, section 23 of the SCCO Guide October 2013, the Mental Capacity Act Code of Conduct and…

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Brain Injury Group Court of Protection: An Update

Adrian Hawley, Head of Court of Protection Costs, provides an update from the latest Brain Injury Group Court of Protection training day, held on 12 July 2017 at 7 Bedford Row in London. This was the third training day provided by the group which covered several areas of the field of Court of Protection work. The delegates were treated to a Mental Capacity Act legal update from Lee Parkhill of 7 Bedford Row, followed by the ever-entertaining Tim Farmer of TSF Consultants talking about…

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Professional Deputies! Find the new OPG guidance on Travel Claims unclear? Read on!

The phones in our Court of Protection Costs office rang off the hook earlier this month after the new practice guidance on travel costs (issued by the Office of Public Guardian) gave less than clear advice for professional deputies on the recoverability of travel fees. Adrian Hawley, Head of Court of Protection Costs at PIC, provides some clarification. I am often asked by Court of Protection Deputies about restrictions to travel to meet with the Protected Party. There are those cases which…

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