SAD & Anr v SED
 [2017] EWCOP 3

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

The respondent, who had a history of mental health problems, made a lasting power of attorney (‘LPA’) for property and financial affairs on 1 April 2014 appointing as attorneys her mother and her two daughters, the latter of whom were the applicants...

Re Various Incapacitated Persons
 Neutral citation: [2018] EWCOP 3

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

The court was asked to consider the applications, made on behalf of 36 incapacitated persons, to appoint a trust corporation as their property and affairs deputy. There was currently no agreed system through which the court could know that any particular trust corporation was suitable to be appointed as deputy, nor a ‘panel’ of approved trust corporations...

Re DMM [2017] EWCOP 33

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

DMM suffered from Alzeimer’s Disease. He wanted to marry his long term partner SD. EJ, one of DMM’s three daughters, brought an application for a declaration as to whether DMM had capacity to marry.


  1. 1) The fact that a new marriage revokes a will was information a person should be able to understand, retain use and weight to have capacity to marry...

 [2018] EWCOP 13

WTLR Issue: Summer 2018 #172

The applicant, TH, the donee of an enduring power of attorney for the property and 
affairs of his father, HH, applied for retrospective approval of payments and gifts 
made between 2011 and 2017 in the sums of £88,366 in favour of the applicant and 
his family, and £15,196 in favour of his brother JH, the first respondent, and his family...

 [2018] EWCOP 19

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2018 #173


JMA, who was aged 72 years, suffered from early onset dementia and lived in a care home which she paid for privately. She no longer had the capacity to take decisions about making gifts and the medical evidence suggested that she would only live for a further 3 to 5 years...

The Public Guardian’s Severance Applications [2017] EWCOP 10

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

The Public Guardian brought various consolidated applications for severance under para 11((3) of Schedule 1 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (the MCA 2005) in respect of various lasting powers of attorney which were potentially unlawful or ineffective by reason of the operation of s9 MCA 2005, which provides that an LPA is not created unless it is made and registered in accordance with Schedule 1 of para 19...