Mental Health & Capacity

Congratulations to Andrew Bowmer on Accredited Legal Representative status in the Court of Protection

Andrew Bowmer, mental capacity law and community care solicitor at Miles & Partners Solicitors, has been appointed as an Accredited Legal Representative in the Court of  Protection by the Law Society of England and Wales as part of its Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.  This appointment highlights Andrew’s high professional and ethical standards in the…

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Floyd Porter shares his thoughts on mental capacity issues in Law Society blog

Our joint head of the mental health and capacity department, Floyd Porter, was asked to share his thoughts and experience as a mental health lawyer in a recent blog for The Law Society.  Floyd is the Chief Assessor of the Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme for the appointment of Accredited Legal Representatives to act on behalf…

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Wear a green ribbon to support World Mental Health Day on 10 October

To show our support for year’s World Mental Health Day, Miles & Partners has joined the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and will be participating in the Green Ribbon Campaign to help end the stigma of mental health. Rachel Turner recently attended one of the campaign events entitled ‘The Power of Diversity – Creating mentally healthy workplaces’….

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Miles & Partners welcomes Rachel Turner as equity partner

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Turner has joined the equity partnership at Miles & Partners Solicitors in the City of London. Rachel, who is joint head of our Mental Health and Capacity department, joined the firm in 2012 and was appointed a partner in 2016. Rachel has been a longstanding member of the…

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Mental capacity team goes from strength to strength with Andrew Bowmer

Andrew Bowmer, a strong practitioner in mental capacity law, joined Miles and Partners on 5 February 2018. Andrew qualified as a solicitor in December 2008, drawing on his previous career working in central Government, including on local authority governance policy and direct experience of decision making in the public sector. Andrew is frequently instructed by…

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Floyd Porter on BBC Radio 4 Moneybox discussing when an LPA comes into force

Floyd Porter spoke to BBC reporter Tony Bonsignore about lasting powers of attorney on Radio 4’s Moneybox programme on Saturday (27 January). A couple had written into the programme asking for advice when a bank would not limit the amount of money that could be withdrawn by their elderly mother who had dementia. As there…

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