Powers of
Attorney Disputes

If you require advice on a disputed Power of Attorney then our experienced lawyers are here to help

Court of Protection

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.

Philip Fowler

Very professional service

Very professional service - at a difficult time due to Covid 19.


Jane Weller


Helpful, prompt and efficient


Ms Michelle Fielding

I would definitely recommend Goughs

I definitely would recommend Goughs they were very efficient, very helpful and always informed us of what was happening in the chain.


Ms Kathleen Lucas

Thank you very much for doing a great job

Thank you very much for doing a great job as always, would recommend you for sure for being so efficient and getting the job done as quick as possible.


Very helpful

Very helpful. Advice clear with plenty of time for us to consider all the options before making decisions.


Mr Wood

Very thorough

Very thorough, and we also got forces discount.



Andy Turner | Managing Director | Princeton Homes

Efficient and extremely knowledgeable

Rebecca is professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Construction Law.


Tom O'Connor | Managing Director | Redcliffe Homes

Highly recommend

Andrew is an experienced, diligent and pragmatic development lawyer.  Highly recommended.



Very professional and prompt

Rowena is very professional and very prompt response every time I needed something.


Paul Ealey

An excellent commercial lawyer

Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach.  An excellent commercial lawyer.


Bath Property Awards 2021

Legal & Financial Winner

Goughs prides itself on its first-class service, with growing property marketing reach and increasing areas of expertise. Enquiries also escalated by 20%, a commanding showing this year!


Amelia Hanratty

Isabel Figueiredo was professional

Needed for Goughs to act quickly with an issue I had . They exceeded my expectations ! Isabel Figueiredo was professional , and swiftly dealt with the matter. Would strongly recommend these Solicitors.


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.

Why work
with Goughs?

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

First-class, effective service

Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

Related Pages

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Deputyship & Court of Protection

Power of Attorney Disputes

Notary Services for Individuals

Living Wills

Statutory Wills