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Guidance for solicitor deputies on managing client accounts

The Office of the Public Guardian has this month published a practice note on the use of client accounts to manage deputyship funds (PG Practice note 02/2016). The note also provides clarification on interaction between the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Solicitors Regulation Authority Accounts Rules 2011 and the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice. A copy of the practice note can be found at :

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/500557/PGnote_2016_02_solicitor_client_accounts.pdf

 

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