Our Dementia Law Clinic is the first holistic clinic of its kind in the country.
In partnership with Making Space, the health and social care charity, it offers up to three services for families, depending upon their requirements: (a) legal advice on dementia-related issues, (b) access to admiral nursing advice, and (c) communication and activity advice.
The legal service is provided in person or via skype at the University and at a range of hotspots around the country on the following matters:
- Advance decisions to refuse treatment;
- Community care assessments;
- Continuing healthcare eligibility;
- Disputes around mental capacity;
- Lasting powers of attorney;
- Court of Protection;
- Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS);
- Disputes around best interests for those who lack capacity;
- Provision of care (in relation to care homes);
- Adult safeguarding.
If your case involves only health and welfare matters or deprivation of liberty you may qualify for legal aid depending on your financial circumstances. You can contact a solicitor to find out whether you qualify.
Find out more about accessing advice on many different issues surrounding dementia by watching our video below:
Request an appointment
To request legal advice at our campus Legal Advice Centre please get in touch with our team.
The following documents may be of use if you are acting on behalf of someone with mental incapacity:
- Code of practice - Mental Capacity Act 2015
- Deputyship fees (OPG120)
- Getting started as an attorney - health and welfare (LP10)
- Getting started as an attorney - property and financial affairs (LP11)
- How to be an attorney - property and financial decisions (LP14)
- How to be an attorney - health and welfare decisions (LP15)
- Giving gifts for someone else (OPG2)
- Managing a bank account for someone else
- Panel Deputy list - Office of the Public Guardian
- The hidden cost of DIY LPAs