Public Guardian fees rise
The majority of fees payable to the Public Guardian will increase on 1 April 2019, as detailed in sched 2 to SSI 2018/86. The fee for submitting a power of attorney (PoA) or deed of amendment rises to £79, and registration fees for orders under part 6 of the AWI Act to £89. Fees associated with supervising guardians will also go up.
Fee exemption scheme
A fee exemption scheme is available for OPG services. Information about eligibility criteria is available from the OPG website. To claim, an application form must be completed and sent to OPG along with relevant supporting evidence. In relation to registration fees for guardianship or intervention orders, the application form and supporting evidence may be lodged along with the summary application and reports.
PoA jurisdiction check
As announced at Journal, January 2019, 40, OPG will be adding a new check to its registration process to ensure it has due jurisdiction to deal with a PoA submitted for registration. It is anticipated that this will be implemented in the coming months. Check the OPG website and Twitter feed @OPGScotland for updates.
In this issue
- How will Brexit affect my mother-in-law?
- Settling the debate on sequestration
- Taking wellbeing seriously
- How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?
- Buildmark, and a little extra help for NHBC
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Laurie Anderson
- Book reviews
- Profile: Lord Mackay of Clashfern
- President's column
- People on the move
- Is your legal software ready to remain compliant in 2019?
- What's the deal?
- Ready to leave?
- A tapering opportunity
- Brexit: no dealbreaker either
- The business of divorce
- Trailblazing 12
- Cohabitants: rebalancing the law
- Litigation: an evolving scene
- Chain transactions
- When delay is not fatal
- Data protection – deal or no-deal?
- Two cases and an order
- Reshaping trade mark law
- When the wheels come off
- Parentage or privacy?
- Access right, right of access or right of way?
- Team of one
- Public policy highlights
- OPG update
- Housing specialism added to accreditation list
- At the boundary's edge
- Keep the dual role
- Executry and trust accounting: new guidance
- Moving nightmares
- Accredited paralegal update
- Sign up for conference
- Accredited Paralegal Committee profile
- Ask Ash