On 1 August 2013, the Law Society of Scotland published new guidance on "Vulnerable Clients". This guide looks at situations where a solicitor's client may have impaired mental capacity or is vulnerable to being bullied into doing something. A second set of guidance covers the risks relating to granting a Power of Attorney.
New guidance was recommended by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (MWC) in a report published in 2012. This followed an investigation into the case of Mr and Mrs D, a couple