April 2022 | Curtis Parkinson

Court of Protection Will Only Intervene If Person Lacks Capacity

The Court of Protection (COP) has a broad remit to make decisions about health and welfare and financial issues affecting vulnerable people. However, the recent case PH v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board reminds us that the COP will only intervene in a person’s best interests if there is reason to believe that the person…

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Ground Rents & Leasehold Reform Bill

The long-awaited Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2021-2022 (the Act) received Royal Assent in early February. Following widespread public outcry caused by the leasehold scandal, industry experts have widely welcomed the legislation as a positive step in addressing leasehold reform. The new Act restricts ground rent charges on newly created long leases of houses and flats…

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