I believe that this has been done at my brother's instigation. He has lived in Canada for the past 25 years and had very little contact with my parents (Mum is now deceased). He even married and sent my parents a postcard after the event! My brother's wife died in May and my brother sent my father a letter stating that he didn't know how he was going to cope without his wife and her pension. I believe that my brother's recent interest in father is purely financial and that my father is vulnerable to being persuaded to send all his money to Canada on the pretext that when my father needs to go into care he will have no assets. I am also concerned that, as my father lives in private rented accommodation on a one year tenancy, all his funds should remain intact so that he has the wherewithal to find alternative accommodation should notice of termination be served.
As to the second opinion, I believe that this is from another doctor at the Elderly Mental Health unit that my father has been attending since January. As I have not been sent a copy of the report I have no further information. Am I entitled to see the report and when could I expect it? Have I a right to request and expect it from the solicitor or will I have to wait until I go to Court? As the doctor is part of the same unit he/she will have had access to my father's records.
Thank you for this. I shall write to the Solicitor.
Please could you explain to me why the Solicitor is applying to the Court of Protection, as I have received two letters from the Office of the Public Guardian. The first one was an acknowledgement of my application and confirmation that the EPA would be registered on 28th October 2014. The second one said that it had received a notice of objection and had been informed that the Solicitor for the Objector had applied to the Court of Protection. The Office of the Public Guardian stated in that second letter that (I quote) "they were under no obligation to do so". I read into this that it was unnecessary to go to The Court of Protection and it could have been sorted out by The Office of The Public Guardian. So why have they done this?
I am sorry that I have been slow to respond over the past two days, but my daughter has been poorly.
Thank you for all your help. I shall now rate your assistance.