Application for costs where the Public Guardian had sought orders to replace the applicant as attorney and the original suspension of the LPA had been overturned. An order for 50% of costs was made.
The Public Guardian had been concerned that DN had sold his father’s home, jeopardising the father’s care costs. DN opposed the application saying that his father had capacity at the time but a district judge suspended the LPA in 2017. This decision was overturned by HHJ Marin in June 2019 and the costs application followed.
He made an order allowing that the PG should pay 50% of DN’s costs and justified the decision to deviate from the general rule for a variety of reasons including that
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