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Court of Protection plans to shift more costs onto deputies

An interesting piece on plans being considered by the Court of Protection for judges to make costs orders against family members rather than being paid from the incapacitated person's finances.

The reform could mean that incapacitated individuals may not have to bear the costs of disputes over their property and affairs and instead, costs could be directed towards applicants or parties involved in the dispute.

This capability would give vulnerable people more protection whilst bringing wasteful legal actions, at the expense of the innocent party, to a halt.

Read more here

Posted on Mar 30, 2016

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