710. Selection of representative in England.

710.     Selection of representative in England.

In England, where the best interests assessor1 determines that the relevant person2 has capacity in relation to the question of which person should be his representative3, the relevant person may select a family member, friend or carer4. However, where the best interests assessor determines that the relevant person lacks capacity to select a representative and the relevant person has a donee5 or deputy and it is within the authority of the donee or deputy to do so, the donee or deputy may select a representative6.

The best interests assessor must confirm that