Location & dates
End date: 12/12/2018
Additional info: 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
BPP University, St James Building, 79 Oxford Street
Sweeping changes to the law and practice of the Court of Protection in 2007 radically overhauled the geography of this growing area of practice. This course is not just for those who advise elderly clients but also will assist those who do personal injury work for those victims who cannot manage their own property and affairs. Aside from looking at the law and procedure of powers of attorney you will also consider the MCA 2005 more broadly. This course will look at the role of The Court of Protection and an overview of the forms required by the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy. Practical case studies will be covered in the course.
Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date. Enquire for dates.
The BPP Professional Education Group was founded over 40 years ago by Alan Brierley, Richard Price and Charles Prior in 1976 as Brierley Price Prior (BPP) to provide specialist training to accountancy students. Today, we are a global education provider delivering world-class professional apprenticeships, qualifications, degree programmes and professional development, as well as providing professional training materials which are studied in 186 countries.
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We believe that a commitment to constant innovation will deliver our vision to be the leader in professional education. Our courses are delivered through a blend of Face-to-Face, Online and In-Classroom setting, including our award-winning virtual classrooms. We have excellent global resources and networks, which means we can provide whatever you need, anywhere in the world through our partners abroad.
Our tutors, most of whom have real-world practitioner experience, develop your people to have the practical skills and academic knowledge needed for success, to give them a competitive edge that makes them and the company they work for stand out and progress.
We work with 80% of the FTSE 100 companies and include many disciplines and sectors within our scope including financial services, public sector, health and social care, industry and commerce, law and the professions. Many UK and global law firms send their trainees exclusively to BPP University Law School and we also provide professional development for over 25,000 employees each year.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the main changes made by the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Identify the different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney and be able to advise on the benefits and drawbacks of each.
- Draft clauses for Powers with confidence.
- Understand the registration process and why it is important.
- Develop the skills to complete the required forms to register a Lasting Power of Attorney
- Appreciate the importance of advanced decisions and statutory will applications.
- Recognise the formalities for and role of a Living Will.
- Understand when a deputy application can be made to the Court of Protection and which forms are required.
Under the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence, solicitors are expected to use the Statement of Solicitor Competence to identify and address their learning and development needs. The competence statement requires the following competencies:
- A - Ethics, professionalism and judgement
- B - Technical legal practice
- C - Working with other people
- D - Managing themselves and their own work
Who is this course for?
This course will be of benefit to legal practitioners new to this area of law. The course will suit fee earners from the senior partner to unqualified staff.
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