The Office of the Public Guardian has in recent years made increasing numbers of applications against attorneys alleged to have misused their powers and not acted in the best interests of the donor, writes James Cook.
Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, attorneys are under a duty to act in the best interests of the donor - that is, the person who has authorised them to act on their behalf. This means attorneys must...
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