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Andrew Bowmer, Mental health & capacity solicitor, Miles & Partners

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 ...

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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 ...

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Rachel Turner receives accredited legal representative status in the Court of Protection

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 increased the role of the Court of Protection by introducing powers to make decisions on health and welfare matters in addition to its already existing power to make decisions on property and affairs matters. on ...

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Floyd Porter and Rachel Turner for recognition as ‘leaders in their field’ in Chambers and Partners 2018

Floyd Porter and Rachel Turner, partners and joint heads of the mental health and capacity team, at Miles and Partners are to be ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK 2018 directory as ‘leaders in their field’. We are delighted ...

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Not eligible for legal aid in Court of Protection proceedings, what help can you get?

Legal aid is only available in limited cases to bring or respond to proceedings in the Court of Protection. It is always available to people who have been deprived of their liberty and want to challenge this, but in other ...

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Free to leave? Can a hospital or care home deprive someone of their liberty?

On occasions, staff in a hospital or care home may believe that it is in the best interests of someone they look after to use physical restraints or medication to control their behaviour or to take steps to prevent them ...

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Floyd Porter appointed as chief assessor to The Law Society’s Mental Capacity Accreditation Scheme

Miles and Partners Solicitors in London are pleased to announce that Floyd Porter, Partner and Joint head of the Mental Health and Capacity department, has been appointed as Chief Assessor to the new Law Society Mental Capacity Welfare Accreditation Scheme, ...

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Avoiding problems with the Court of Protection

Have you ever thought about what would happen if a loved one lost the ability to make decisions for themselves? What if a relative had a stroke or suffered from dementia? Some people will want their loved ones to make ...

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Leading city lawyers support World Mental Health Day 2016

Rachel Turner, partner and joint head of mental health law at Miles & Partners in London, explains that World Mental Health Day was initiated by the World Federation Health Organisation and is observed each year to raise awareness of mental ...

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