COP Conversations: in what circumstances might a deputy or attorney be removed

COP Conversations: in what circumstances might a deputy or attorney be removed

*Disclaimer: When the podcast was recorded Holly Mieville-Hawkins was at Enable Law, but she is now Head of Mental Capacity at Michelmores.

Holly Mieville-Hawkins joined host, Partner, and joint Head of Court of Protection at Anthony Gold Solicitors, Alexandra Knipe which sees Alexandra and Holly discuss the circumstances when a deputy or attorney might be removed. The podcast looks at grounds of removing an attorney or deputy under EPA and LPA. Holly also speaks about the consequences of removing a deputy or an attorney.

Holly is a passionate defender of the rights of people who lack the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves. Holly is a founding member of the practitioner group that established the Mediation in the Court of Protection pilot scheme, and is currently a member of the Wills and Equity Committee at the Law Society; a member of the South West Court of Protection Practitioners Association and a stakeholder at the Office of the Public Guardian. The issues Holly helps to resolve range from appointing deputies and attorneys, and questions about day-to-day financial management and gifting, to matters relating to the capacity to marry, purchasing and selling property and making a will.

Commenting on the podcast, Knipe said: “Holly is a fantastic lawyer, with a real passion to secure the very best outcomes for her clients. Holly is at the forefront of developments in this area and her practical approach to providing solutions in these difficult circumstances is refreshing”.

The “COP Conversations: in what circumstances might a deputy or attorney be removed” episode can be listened to here: