*Re XZ

Mental health – Court of Protection. XZ completed a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for property and financial affairs. The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) refused to register the LPA. XZ came before the Court of Protection seeking to require the PG to register the document. The Court of Protection allowed the application on the basis that pursuant to s 23(1) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. XZ's LPA did not contain any provisions which would be ineffective or would prevent the instrument from operating as a valid power of attorney.

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