Is There A Conflict of Interest When A Local Authority Acts As Deputy? 

Yes. There are conflicts of interest when local councils get involved in the management of a person's financial matters.

This is particularly the case if a local authority is also making financial assessments to determine how much a person under their charge as deputy should pay the local authority to contribute towards the cost of their care package. The same conflicts are applicable when the local councils act as a corporate appointee.

If you would like to learn more please start an online chat to discuss the circumstances of the case or to arrange a telephone appointment with a member of the Linder Myers Solicitors Court of Protection team who will be able to discuss deputyship matters in detail.

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