MENTAL CAPACITY: How to protect the vulnerable from fraud

The July 2019 edition of 39 Essex Chambers’ Mental Capacity Report highlights two new reports on different aspects of financial vulnerability.

It also examines the recent case of Bashir v Bashir, a ‘rare and unfortunate’ example of a judge misdirecting herself resulting in a distorted picture of the effect of a deputyship appointment; the Scottish case of Wilson v Watkins, turning on accusations of undue influence in the transfer of a house to relatives; and the England and Wales Court of Protection’s guidance in Re Lawson on the appointment of health and welfare deputies.

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