Author Archives for Janine Guthrie

Court of Protection workload is on the rise!

The latest statistics show that the Court of Protection’s workload is growing at a rapid pace.  There were 38,945 orders made under the Mental Capacity Act in 2017 which was an increase of nearly 50% in 2016. Over a third (40%) of the orders made related to the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs. The…

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Are you due a partial refund?

You may have seen in the news that if you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017, you can apply for a refund of part of your application fee. This is the amount that you would have paid to register your LPA. The refund scheme applies to…

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Breaking News: Probate fee increases to be scrapped

The controversial plans to increase probate fees are to be scrapped as there is not enough time to implement the legislation before the upcoming General Election. The fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May 2017 although an exact date…

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Court of Protection Seminar

Tayntons hosted their fourth Court of Protection seminar at The Chase Hotel on Thursday 3rd November 2016. This is a bi-yearly event that has proved to be very successful with not only other lawyers but medical professionals and care homes personnel for both young and old. The speakers were our very own Janine Guthrie who give…

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Challenges To Your Will – Recent Case Law

Under English law, you can leave your estate to whoever you wish. However this has been challenged in the recent case of Ilott v. Mitson which has recently featured in the newspapers following a judgment on Monday 27th July 2015. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 sets out several different categories of…

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