Public Guardian v JM

Power of attorney – Lasting power of attorney. The respondent had been appointed by DP under a lasting power of attorney which had been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. The Public Guardian had received two separate referrals regarding the respondent's conduct in his capacity as attorney. The Public Guardian applied for the LPA to be revoked and cancelled and for an order that a member of the panel of deputies be invited to apply for appointment as a deputy. The Court of Protection allowed the application and made the orders requested. The respondent had, in all the circumstances, behaved in a way which had contravened his authority and which had not been in DP's best interests.

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