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The Law Society is the representative body for all solicitors in England and Wales, and administers the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme for solicitors and their employees.

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Accreditation schemes

Practice notes and guides

  • ALRs in COP. Law Society, 'Practice note: Accredited legal representatives in the Court of Protection' (4/9/23) — This practice note covers: "communicating with and taking instructions from your client; representing the subject of the proceedings (P) and ensuring P’s effective participation; your duties of confidentiality and disclosure; good practice in the Court of Protection; funding of P’s legal costs; applications under section 21A Mental Capacity Act 2005; other legal issues arising in the course of the case".
  • Financial abuse. Law Society, 'Guide: Financial abuse' (13/6/23) — "This guidance is aimed at all solicitors who advise clients who are or may be at risk of financial abuse, in particular those conducting private client work involving estate and financial planning, property transactions, execution of wills or lasting powers of attorney (LPAs). It may also be useful to other professionals working with adults at risk of financial abuse, and to carers, families and friends."

External links

Mental Health and Disability Committee

Other links

  • News: Judicial review update: expedited hearing and civil contracts to be extended - 3/9/10 - Existing civil legal aid contracts will be extended by a month due to the Law Society's JR of the tendering process for family legal aid contracts (the judgment in which is expected on 24/9/10). It appears (from the news item) that the extension applies to all civil contracts including mental health, but further detail will be published on the Law Society website.


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