Court action against people acting with power of attorney on behalf of vulnerable people jumped to record levels last year. The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) made 721 applications to the Court of Protection to censure or remove attorneys in 2018/19. That was 55% up from the previous year’s total of 465. Two of…

As a Firm we regularly advise our clients of the importance of a Power of Attorney and the usual response, quite understandably, is “I don’t think I am in a position to need one of those yet”. We have recently been instructed in several cases where unfortunately, a person has lost their capacity to articulate…

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