STEP was pleased to attend the latest Today’s Thought Focus Roundtable, hosted by Today’s Wills & Probate on 15 November 2017. Prof Nick Hopkins and Spencer Clarke from the England & Wales Law Commission attended, and gave participants the opportunity to discuss its latest wills consultation. The consultation paper contains 14 chapters and 64 questions,… Read More STEP joins industry roundtable for Law Commission Q&A on wills
Earlier this week STEP held the second of three consultation events on the reform of the law of wills in England and Wales. Law Commission representatives Dr Nick Hopkins and Spencer Clarke invited feedback from STEP members in England and Wales on key areas of the consultation including, capacity, statutory wills, formalities, electronic will-making, protecting… Read More STEP members input into reform of the law of wills
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is working on behalf of the Department of Health to collate resources that prove useful in practitioners’ work in relation to mental capacity. To that end I am coordinating a response from STEP comprising useful practice materials that will be provided to the SCIE. STEP’s ‘Clarity on Capacity’ event in early September… Read More Answering the call for Mental Capacity Act best practice documents
In the summer, I flagged up that Austria on 10 July had signed up to the Hague Convention XXXV of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults, which had then been ratified by the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland. Last month, less than three after signing, Austria ratified Convention… Read More Time for a Viennese whirl?