Capacity and the Court of Protection
Wednesday 7th March 2018
9.45am for a 10.00am – 4.30pm
Withers, London
Who should attend:
Anyone dealing with contentious legacies or wanting to gain more knowledge of the subject area
ILM Members £230; Non-members £280


Led by Stephen Richards and the team from Withers, looking at the issue of capacity, its impact on contentious probate claims and the work of the Court of Protection, this course is essential not only for newer members of ILM but also longer standing ones who may be grateful for a recap.

All you need to know about how to deal with applications for Statutory Wills and Lifetime Gifts and some top tips on ensuring that you don’t miss out.  We will look at the context set by the Mental Capacity Act and key procedural points to be aware of.  We will also look at what your charity needs to know about powers of attorneys and deputyships.

Topics to be covered:

  • The Building Blocks
  • Happy 10th Birthday – the Mental Capacity Act 10 years on
  • Who’s who – the key people to know
  • Chubby – establishing a lack of capacity?
  • The lens through which all must look – breaking down best interest
  • Paper and more paper – the Statutory will process
  • Lessons from the Bench – What do the cases tell us?
  • Top tips and warning signs – do’s and don’ts
  • Stewardship – the nuts and bolts of costs
  • Philanthropy by another – gifts by deputies and attorneys
Capacity & the Court of Protection