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#TVLawyer Episode 1: Demystifying The Court of Protection, Statutory Wills & More

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Melinda Giles

Managing Partner

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In the first episode of the #TVLawyer Podcast, Melinda Giles talks to Giles Wilson Associate and Court of Protection expert Kirsty Buxton to highlight this crucial component of our legal system.

The Court of Protection is one of the most important legal pathways to protect the best interests of the vulnerable in society. It is also often misunderstood and the subject of undue bad press for blocking actions and “taking people’s money” from them.

As members of Giles Wilson’s award-winning Private Client team, Melinda Giles and Kirsty Buxton know better than anyone the significance of the Court of Protection, and the valuable role it plays in protecting the rights, welfare and finances of those who are no longer able to make their own decisions.

In this episode, they discuss:

  • What the Court of Protection is, who it is designed to protect, and the checks and balances it uses to help the vulnerable

  • The decision-specific and time-specific nature of the Mental Capacity Act

  • What a Statutory Will is and what is required for it to be granted

  • Why collaboration helps keep costs down when applying for a Statutory Will

  • Why a family member may not always be the best choice for a Power of Attorney

  • The difference between a Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare and Power of Attorney for Property & Financial Affairs

  • What people can do if they believe a loved one is the target of financial abuse by their attorney

Listen to their thoughts on these topics and much more – watch Episode 1 of the #TVLawyer podcast now on YouTube.
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