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The Care Challenge

England is facing a social care crisis. In 2020, 80,080 children were placed into care in England. When compared to 2010, during which 64,370 children were placed into care, this represents a staggering 24% increase. Whilst these figures alone are concerning, there has also been a significant increase in the number of local authority applications […]

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Why do I need a Court of Protection Expert Report?

In cases where a Claimant lacks mental capacity to manage their property and financial affairs, Court of Protection costs are bound to feature.  If you require expert evidence on Court of Protection costs for use in civil claims, it is crucially important that you have the right expert on board.  Tom Young is ideally placed […]

Communication with your Court of Protection Deputy

Communication with your Court of Protection Deputy

Communication is the key to any successful business or indeed relationship. However, within the realm of Court of Protection, the need for effective, two-way communication is arguably more critical than most. In order for a deputy to establish and maintain a strong working relationship with the protected party and their support network, in which the […]

Laura Zander

Laura Zander – My diabetes journey

We live in a world where we are constantly reminded of anniversaries and ‘life events’, particularly those of us who are active on social media, and receive the annual reminders of what we were doing on this particular date a year, two or even ten years ago… For me however, this year marked a very […]

Cancer Cases and COVID19

Clinical Negligence Focus: Cancer Cases and COVID19

There are very few people in the UK who do not know someone who has had cancer, has cancer or has died of cancer. It is unfortunately a big part of our lives, and in 2017 around 1,000 new cancer cases were being diagnosed every day (according to Cancer Research UK figures). And then in […]

Fingerprints, facial recognition and the future

Fingerprints, facial recognition and the future

Phones, tablets and computers – they are all password protected. In a period where we have more power in our mobile phones than it took to fly to the moon, our smartphones and tablets have become increasingly important to us in our daily lives. They are a bank of information, memories, data and the resource […]

A New Year – A time to plan for the future

A New Year – A time to plan for the future

As we start the New Year – sadly, with some level of uncertainty – now is an ideal time to consider formalising our wishes and making 2021 the year that we plan for the future and get our affairs in order… as if 2020 taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected! At Price […]

Shared care arrangements

Family Law Misconceptions – Shared Care

Over the coming weeks, we will be focusing on a number of commonly held misconceptions in relation to family law… This week, we begin with shared care arrangements for children. It is a widely held misconception  that shared care means a 50/50 spilt of time between the child’s mother and father when they separate,  however, […]

Family Courts

Families are feeling let down and confused by remote hearings in the Family Court

In recent blogs, ‘Technology and the Family Court System’ part 1 and part 2, we have detailed how the Family Court have continued to work remotely during the COVID-19 lockdown periods. – This involves judges conducting hearings by telephone, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Family lawyers generally feel steps taken to ensure access to representation and […]

Court of Protection

Changing deputy for property and financial affairs

Over the past 18 months I have dealt with numerous applications to change financial deputy. The basis of these applications is typically a breakdown in the relationship with the previous professional deputy and this can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the common themes I have seen as causing such a breakdown relate […]