Although an attorney can make most legal decisions that a donor (the person making the LPA) can make themselves, it does not give them "carte blanche" to abuse their position.

This article highlights an important issue that many families are concerned about.

It is important to remember that the attorney must always act in the best interests of the donor and must be mindful of whether or not the donor retains capacity to make the decision themselves. Attorneys can often make decisions, sometimes without any malice, that they are not allowed to make under the rules surrounding LPAs.

If you suspect that an attorney may be abusing their position, or you are unsure on exactly what decisions you can/cannot make as an attorney then please do get in touch.