Applications to remove Court of Protection deputy or attorney
We have successfully acted for deputies and attorneys in actions by family members to have them removed and have also represented family members in actions to remove deputies and attorneys. This includes representing clients throughout the Court of Protection process including at case management conferences, Dispute Resolution Hearings and final hearings as well as with costs assessment.
Application to set aside gifts made by attorney
We were successful in setting aside a number of gifts made by an attorney from the donor’s funds. We were able to resolve the matter without needing to issue formal proceedings at the Court of Protection.
Applications for permission
We have represented numerous attorneys and deputies in applications for permission to make gifts, investments and any other steps which require Court of Protection approval.
Advising executors and beneficiaries in relation to lifetime transfers
We have advised executors and beneficiaries where questionable lifetime transfers have been discovered in a deceased estate. We have successfully recovered assets misappropriated during lifetime and had parties account for assets received by them during lifetime.
Hugh James acts for family in successful disputed statutory will application
Eleanor Goodridge successfully represented the family of a person who had lost capacity and whose last purported will did not appear to reflect her wishes and which, the family suspected, was made at a time when the person had already lost capacity.
The matter was especially urgent as the protected party was facing imminent death. Eleanor was able to make an application on an urgent basis to the Court of Protection to put in place a new, statutory will, which properly reflected the party’s wishes.