Helping you through your first Christmas and New Year following a serious injury

Helping you through your first Christmas and New Year following a serious injury

After sustaining a serious or life changing injury, Christmas and New Year celebrations can be challenging. As we approach the holiday period, we discuss a few things that can help your festivities run as smoothly as possible. Discuss your wishes and needs with your loved ones Prior to making or finalising any plans for the […]

Domestic violence at Christmas time

Domestic Violence at Christmas

For many of us, the Christmas period is a time we look forward to, knowing that time off from studies or work will be spent with loved ones and enjoying the festivities. – The picture postcard image of a Christmas together. The reality for some however is a far reach from this idyllic scene, where […]

2022 New Year's Resolutions List

The first step towards your New Year’s resolutions

As the festive period draws near and shortly thereafter, a new year begins, with new hopes, aspirations and resolutions, it is commonplace to think back on what we have achieved this year and what we hope to achieve in the year ahead. One task  listed on many people’s New Year’s ‘to do’ list, is the […]

Gifts in a pile in festive scene

Giving gifts for a person who lacks capacity

Where a deputy is appointed on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity to manage their own property and financial affairs, there are bound to come times at which thoughts turn to making gifts on their behalf.  There are some important principles to bear in mind about gifting and this article aims to explain […]

Child Arrangement at Christmas

Making Preparations for Children for the Christmas Period

With Christmas just around the corner, this can sadly be an upsetting and challenging time for separated parents who may be about to spend their first Christmas away from their children. For parents who have separated for a long time, hopefully they will have agreed and have in place long term arrangements. Often parents will […]

Family spending time with loved ones

The time of year to think about loved ones

With the Halloween decorations packed away and the bonfire night celebrations having flooded the skies with colour, our thoughts now turn to the Christmas countdown. For many people, this time of year is filled with traditions, celebrations and making plans for the perfect gift for family and friends. It is a time of reflection, for […]

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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 […]

Statue of Lady Justice at the Old Bailey London

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 […]