- Deputy danger—contested applications to appoint a professional as deputy
- Original news
- What is the background to the case?
- Why was a change in deputy proposed?
- What were the grounds for D's opposition?
- What is the current legal framework?
- What was the decision?
- Are situations like this common?
- What can practitioners take from this judgment?
Private Client analysis: In Re A, the Court of Protection considered a contested application for the appointment of a professional as deputy and trustee where, after a family member stood down, no other family members were willing to assume the roles. Lynsey Harrison, senior associate at Clarion, considers the background to the case and what lawyers can take away from the decision.
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