Attorneys and Deputies

Specialist advice on disputes involving Lasting Powers of Attorney or Court of Protection

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Protecting your loved one

When a loved one loses the capacity to make decisions for themselves, then someone will need to be appointed to make those decisions for them. If they had registered a Lasting Powers of Attorney when they still had capacity then the person they chose will step in. If an LPA was not registered then usually a Deputy will be appointed by the Court of Protection. 

In either case, when they are making decisions on behalf of the person that has lost capacity (referred to as the donor) then they must do so with the donor’s best interests in mind. If you are concerned about who has been appointed an Attorney or Deputy, you are worried about the decisions that they are making, or if there is a disagreement between Attorneys, then we can help.

Acting in their best interests

If there are concerns about the actions of an Attorney or Deputy then these can be raised. Often, these concerns are about the decisions being made about the donor’s medical treatment, care or where they live. Alternatively, there could be concerns about the handling of their finances, how it is being managed, spent, or invested.

Sometimes there are more serious concerns, involving an Attorney or Deputy who is acting in their own interests instead of those of the donor. If a donor’s money is being spent by an Attorney or Deputy as if it were their own then this is considered to be financial abuse and is a very serious crime.

If you have any concerns about the actions of an Attorney or Deputy, or if you are defending a claim made against you, then we have the expertise to help you. We have a wealth of experience supporting families to protect their loved one’s best interests so do not hesitate to get advice on how best to protect yours. 

Talk to us about Attorney or Deputy disputes.

Our Specialists

Our Attorney and Deputy disputes specialists

Rachel Harwood, Legal Assistant, Disputes Team at Hedges Law

Rachel Harwood

Legal Assistant

Ella Swanwick, Trainee Solicitor, Disputes Team at Hedges Law

Ella Swanwick


Attorney and Deputy disputes pricing

We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of your legal advice.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. Please contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

For any questions regarding attorney and deputy disputes services
please call 01865 594265 or email us at,
for a friendly, no obligation discussion.