Charlene Hughes

State Benefits – an overview – Part 1

4th August 2022
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This article is the first of two providing an overview of state benefits. The second article will follow next month. Acting for vulnerable and disabled…

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Mental Capacity – Part 2

6th July 2022
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This article is the second of two on mental capacity. This article looks at how mental capacity is assessed and the decision-making process. The first…

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Mental Capacity – Part 1

6th May 2022
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This article is the first of two on mental capacity. This article considers what mental capacity is and the key principles that underpin it. The…

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Council Tax – are you entitled to help?

7th April 2022
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It is likely that most of us will have seen an increase in our council tax bills this month – the increase will depend on…

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Direct Payments

Direct Payments

14th March 2022
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Direct Payments: What are they and who can receive them? If you have been assessed by social services as needing care and support, then you…

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Personal Injury Trust or Deputyship?

Personal Injury Trust or Deputyship – what is the difference?

14th February 2022
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If someone has sustained an injury and has received a compensation award, then there are two main options for holding and managing that award –…

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An introduction to the Court of Protection and Deputyship – part 2

7th December 2021
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This is the second of two articles providing an introduction to the Court of Protection and Deputyship. The first article looked at: What is the…

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An introduction to the Court of Protection and Deputyship. Part 1

15th November 2021
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This article is the first of two, the second article will follow next month. The Court of Protection – what it is? You may have…

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What is a Lay Deputy?

10th September 2021
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Charlene Hughes, Boyes Turner When someone lacks the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, an application can be made to the Court of Protection…

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