Philip Dayle successfully resisted an application for costs by the donee of a lasting power of attorney

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Philip Dayle, acting for the Public Guardian, successfully resisted an application for costs by the donee of a lasting power of attorney, who complained that that the Public Guardian had used its statutory power to investigate unreasonably.  

Senior Judge Lush described the case as: "The first occasion on which a respondent has sought an order for costs against the Public Guardian in respect of a safeguarding application regarding the respondent's conduct as a donee of a lasting power of attorney.

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