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Mental Capacity Act & Financial Affairs 8 December 2023

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Date, Time & Location

Dec 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event


This one day course aims to equip attendees with knowledge about Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), Deputyship orders and appointeeship and consider how these might apply to people in their care.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) can be used to manage the financial affairs of people who lack capacity.
  • To understand the difference between general power of attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Deputyship and appointeeship.
  • To consider the roles and responsibilities of Attorneys, Deputies and appointees
  • To be able to identify a valid LPA and Deputyship order.
  • To know what action to take when there are concerns about an attorney, deputy or appointee


  • A brief overview of the statutory principles.
  • Managing financial affairs under the MCA.
  • The difference between an LPA, deputyship and ordinary power of attorney.
  • 2 types of LPA - personal welfare > property and affairs.
  • Who can make an LPA? Who can be an attorney?
  • Appointing multiple attorney and replacement attorneys.
  • How to make an LPA – process.
  • Which decision can an attorney make?
  • Duties and responsibilities of attorneys.
  • 2 types of deputy - personal welfare > property and affairs.
  • Who can be a deputy? The process for applying for deputyship.
  • Duties and responsibilities of deputies.
  • Guidance on working with attorneys and deputies.
  • What to do if you have concerns about an attorney or deputy.
  • Appointeeship.

The course will be delivered by Piers McNeil 

Piers McNeil is an independent social worker with 17 years experience in a range of adult social care fields, including: learning disability, physical disability, and older persons mental health. Piers is also a qualified DoLS Best Interests Assessor & Court of Protection visitor and previously held several senior local authority positions specialising in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and adult safeguarding. Piers is passionate about demystifying the MCA and empowering others to use it effectively. He has led practice forums for Best Interests Assessors and has designed and delivered training to a range of audiences.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.


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