Dispelling the myths of the Court of Protection

It’s a fair assumption that unless you’ve been involved in a case in the Court of Protection, you may never have heard of it. After all, the cases which are heard in the Court of Protection are [...]

Attorney Steals £30,000 from 95 year old Living with Dementia

In a recent judgment, a court has found that a 95 year old woman from Oldham with dementia was the victim of financial abuse by her niece’s husband, Colin. The woman, identified only as Alma was [...]

Animal Charities Celebrate Historic Decision

An inheritance dispute decided in the Court of Appeal on 9th June means that 7 animal welfare charities will receive around £300,000 – money that, just a year ago, was awarded to the [...]

Financial Abuse and the Care Act 2014 – Does Anyone Care?

On 14th May 2014 the Care Act received royal assent.  The Act is designed to reform the law relating to care and support for adults (and the law relating to support for carers).  It also makes [...]

Steep Rise in Elderly Abuse and Neglect Allegations

In the last year there has been a 28.4% increase in alerts made to councils about abuse of older people.  Data just released from the Health and Social Care Information Centre reveals that in [...]