The Services an AIVuk Member Can Provide To Solicitors
- Deputyship Visits:
- It is expected by the Office of the Public Guardian that clients
will be visited by the Deputy once a year. These visits can be
delegated to AIVuk members, who are recognized as being qualified to
carry them out and issue subsequent MCA compliant reports for
submission to the OPG.
- Attorney/Appointee Visits:
- AIVuk members will undertake to visit and report on the general
health and social welfare wellbeing of clients.
- Part A Skills Certificates for Lasting Powers of Attorney:
- The experience and expertise of AIVuk members enables them to talk
through with donors the implications of LPAs, particularly the
completion of Option A and Option B in those for Health &
- COP3 Completion:
- AIVuk members are recognized by the Court of Protection as being
able to complete forms COP3 for applications to the Court. They can
also offer guidance on the correct application procedure.
- Testamentary Capacity Assessments:
- Using the principles of Banks v. Goodfellow, AIVuk members are
skilled in the application of the case law to their questioning of
clients to ascertain their testamentary capacity.
- Best Interests Decisions:
- Expertise in explaining and applying the principles of Best
Interests enables AIVuk members not only to gather the evidence to
reach a decision but to document the process in a way which is MCA
compliant and able to be used as evidence to substantiate the
- Care Assessments:
- AIVuk members are able to assess the care needs of individuals and
to recommend packages to suit their needs.
- Case Management:
- AIVuk members can act as case managers, providing health and
social welfare expertise in the day-to-day management of clients’
affairs, including making regular visits to individuals’ homes or
care homes to ensure that all is as it should be.
- Care Funding, including NHS Continuing Healthcare claims:
- AIVuk members are able to identify sources of state funding and
benefits to either pay for, or subsidise, residential or domiciliary
- Referrals to local authority Adult and Childrens Services:
- AIVuk members have access to professional referral routes for
clients who are eligible for assessment under the Care Act 2014.