Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice

The Code of Practice provides guidance to anyone who is working with and/or caring for adults who may lack capacity to make particular decisions. It describes their responsibilities when acting or making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the capacity to act or make these decisions for themselves. In particular, the Code of Practice […]

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A practical guide to Community Legal Service funding

The guide explains how the Legal Services Commission funds civil legal services. It is for people seeking help on legal matters as well as those who can put others seeking legal help in tough with a solicitor or legal adviser. It explains the different levels of service in civil matters.

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A StepbyStep Guide to Chossing a Legal Adviser

This guide helps you through the steps of finding the right legal adviser, and has a tear-off page of checklists for you to take with you when you see an adviser

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Changing Your Name

It explains whether you can change your name, and how to go about it

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Nowin Nofee Actions And other ways to help pay for legal action

Information about the cost of taking legal action, other options, and what “no-win, no-fee” means

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How to make a complaint

Information and guidance for people who want to make a complaint about NHS or local authority services

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Civil Partnership Older SameSex Couples

Explains the Civil Partnership Act 2004 which can give same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex couples if they register a civil partnership. It gives information about Registration, and resultant rights and responsibilities – including tax, tenancies, residential care, and death.

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Who would look after your finances if you couldnt Enduring Power of Attorney

A guide for people considering making an Enduring Power of Attorney, and those considering taking on the role of Attorney

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