Re JL (Revocation of Lasting Power of Attorney)

Mental health – Court of Protection. The patient, JL, had Alzheimer's disease. She executed a digital lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs in favour of her daughter. The Public Guardian applied to the Court of Protection for an order seeking the suspension of AS as attorney for JL and for the revocation and cancellation under s 22(4)(b) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 of the registered property and financial affairs LPA created. AS filed an acknowledgement of service in which she opposed the application. The Court held that it would be in JL's best interests to appoint the authorised officer for property and affairs deputyships of the local authority as her substantive deputy.

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