End of wardship applications to cause ‘significant concern,’ according to Law Society

Phased implementation of new system sought to prevent gap in services for those lacking capacity

The Office of Wards of Court had been directed to stop accepting applications to have someone declared a ward of court tomorrow

The Law Society has sought “urgent” meetings with the ministers at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth over the ending of the wardship system, which places a minor or adult lacking capacity, and their assets, under the care of the High Court.

The Law Society wishes to ensure there is no “gap” from the end of wardship applications this week to the full operation of the new legal system, potentially in October, ...