Application for the revocation of both LPAs after the attorneys used the Patient's money to buy a property. The LPA PA was revoked, the LPA HW was not.
The Patient's attorneys used some of her money to buy a property after they sought advice on inheritance tax liability. They asked the court to ratify the gift instead of asking the court for permission before using the money. The PG applied to have both LPAs for property and affairs and health and welfare revoked.
The court revoked the LPA PA but not the LPA HW. The court ruled that the attorneys were not acting in the Patient's best interests when they instructed an IFA to make investments whose primary purpose was for the saving of inheritance tax. The attorneys were ordered to pay their own costs and that of the OS (who acted as the Patient's litigation friend), save for £4,000.
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