Kerry Underwood

VULNERABLE CLIENTS

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VULNERABLE CLIENTS

On 2 July 2015 the Law Society published a practice note entitled Law Society: Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Clients

The notes provides guidance on identifying vulnerable clients and their needs. It covers assessing capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and providing accessible services in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

It also discusses the role of carers and other third parties such as attorneys, deputies and litigation friends. It includes examples of working with clients who have physical or learning disabilities, lack mental capacity or are vulnerable to undue influence.

The guidance is addressed to solicitors in all areas of practice, particularly if they do not act for vulnerable clients on a regular basis.

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Written by kerryunderwood

July 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

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  1. […] Kerry Underwood reviews the Law Society guidance on Vulnerable Clients. […]

  2. Some very important points here. If a client is in a situation like these, it’s very important to handle the situation delicately. Thanks for sharing this informative article.

    Jordan

    July 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm


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