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QD (Habitual Residence) (No.2) [2020] EWCOP 14 (25 March 2020)

P was in his 60s and suffered from Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease which was connected with an atypical form of Parkinson’s disease. Due to these conditions, he had a significant cognitive impairment. He had been residing in Spain for several years with his second wife but had been brought to the UK by his two […]

Re ACC & Others [2020] EWCOP9

This was a test case concerning the conflicts of interest that may arise where a solicitor Property and Affairs Deputy instructs their own law firm to carry out acts or conduct litigation for the person who is the subject of the Deputyship Order (“P”). The matter before the Court concerned three individuals, each of whom […]

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