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SCALES OF JUSTICE: How are the finances of vulnerable people being managed by the Courts Service?
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When a person is deemed incapable of making decisions for themselves, they can be made a ‘ward of court’.

Because of what’s declared as ‘mental incapacity’, they are no longer deemed fit to manage their own money and property.

As part of this process, their life savings, investments, and their home end up being managed by the Courts Service who make investment decisions on their behalf.

Some families believe however, there is not enough transparency in how this process works. They say it is too difficult to access information about the estate of loved ones and question how the investment process has worked over the past three decades.

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We want to dig a little deeper into the ‘ward of court’ process to look at how many people and how much funds are involved.

We want to take a closer look at how money has been invested over time and will speak to families affected by financial losses.

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