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Bloomsburry Family law

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Care, consent and competence

Many legal advisers who have older clients exercise substituted decision making powers, either as attorneys under enduring powers, or as receivers. These powers do not, however, enable decisions about medical or personal care to be made by attorneys or receivers in respect of individuals who lack mental capacity. Where such decisions have to be made - sometimes as a matter of life and death, sometimes as a matter of day to day management - the law is often misunderstood.

Cash, but not clarity, for pensioners

In a post budget summary the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, a body dedicated to making the tax system more friendly to the needs of taxpayers on low incomes which was established by the Chartered Institute of Taxation, examines the effects of the Chancellors measures and questions why are they still so confusing and complicated.