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Disputing an LPA -

What to consider

An Attorney must always act in the best interests of the donor.

You may wish to dispute a Power of Attorney if you consider the power has been granted to the wrong person or the individual did not have the necessary capacity to make the Power of Attorney. You may also have concerns that an attorney’s actions are not in the best interests of the individual.

Alternatively you may be the Attorney that is facing the challenge in respect of your actions.

Can you dispute a Power Of Attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney disputes tend to happen when there’s a disagreement over whether the donor had the mental capacity to complete the LPA.

Alternatively, you may be disputing specific actions that an Attorney has taken, so how an Attorney is seen to be dealing with the donor’s affairs. This includes things such as:

  • Spending by the Attorney

  • Investment decisions made by the Attorney

  • The sale and management of the donor’s property

  • Nursing care

  • The donor’s Will

  • An Attorney has gifted themselves money

Our team of experts are here to advise you

We will support you throughout the process

Popular questions
about disputing an LPA

Whatever your concerns, it is always best to take legal advice from lawyers who specialise in this type of work as it is very complex.

We will talk you through your concerns and discuss the best way forward for you and your situation, whether you have concerns about an Attorney or Deputy or are acting as one and are facing complaints from other family members about your handling of the matter.

We can deal with all types of disputed Power of Attorney cases and can apply to the Court of Protection on your behalf to request a review of what the Attorney has done.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, the costs vary. 

Please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

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Your Disputes team

Andrew Kelly

Associate Solicitor

Andrew has over twenty years litigation experience and has worked on a wide range of contentious probate matters. He has a particular interest in Will disputes; Inheritance Act claims; Proprietary estoppel; and Professional negligence.

 

Elizabeth Stiddard

Contentious Private Client Paralegal

Elizabeth is a Contentious Private Client Paralegal. Her passion for private client work stemmed from her training period at Goughs, when she realised that she had a natural empathy with clients and their difficult and challenging situations, and could use the law to help them to achieve the positive outcomes that they deserved.

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