Capacity

Assisted Decision Making – July 2022 Update

This is a short note of update on the Assisted Decision-Making Act. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (referred to here as…

New era for Enduring Powers of Attorney

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022 was published on the 30th of May 2002 and the Second Stage debates concluded in the Dail on…

Update on the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

There has been a lot of developments recently in connection with the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. It is clear that sufficient funding has been…

Reform of the Fair Deal Scheme

You might have heard recent media commentary on the changes to the fair deal scheme. The changes are set out in the Nursing Home Support…

Help with the fair deal scheme

Life’s not fair. You know that. You are a solicitor! You’re supposed to be creaming it and working 10 – 4! However, the debate is…

Consent issues and the rollout of the Covid vaccine

There has been a lot of talk and concern recently on the topic of consent and the Covid vaccine. So I just thought I would…

Capacity issues and death certificates

I note that the President of the High Court has issued a second practice direction regarding the format of affidavits on mental capacity, but this…

Interest on payment of Fair Deal charges in estates

You may well be familiar with the fact that repayment of HSE charges may be deferred by means of an application for the loan arrangement….

Important tips for wardship cases

I recently had the pleasure of moving a Wardship application virtually. The High Court eventually came on circuit to Killorglin! Just a couple of pointers:…

Advanced Healthcare Directives – Update

Yes, your capacity is limited, which got me thinking to issues regarding capacity and the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. I happened to be looking…