Once appointed, can you remove an attorney?

Clients sometimes ask whether they can remove an attorney that they chose when the deed was registered but who is now, for whatever reason, unsuitable. The answer is that, yes, you can by making a “deed of partial revocation”. The only caveat is that you could only do this if you still had capacity.

If anyone, be it another attorney or one of your friends or relatives have real concerns about an attorney, they can contact the Office of the Public Guardian, who will investigate, and can remove the attorney. This is the protection provided by having the power of attorney registered.

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