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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
is he applying to Register a Power of Attorney or applying to be appointed as her Deputy?
Have you spoken to your sister about this?
What is your actual fear about what your brother might do?
Is there any back history which shows that he is not to be trusted financially?
This is not about appointing a Power of Attorney - it is about your brother being appointed as a Deputy.
As such he is accountable to the Court of protection and can only manake matters in away that serves the interests of your mother
If he does not do so then you or your sister can contact the Court of Protection at any time and they can intervene and remove him as a Deputy
There is no reason why your sister should not be a joint Deputy - there is no "conflict of interest" - but I can understand that you do not want her to be bullied.
I would suggest that you write to the solicitor saying that unless either you or your sister is added to the application then you will object on the basis of family concern and the family history of failure to notify you of matters.
If they will not agree then you can write to the Court Of Protection setting out your objections - at which point the CoP may well appoint an independent Deputy
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
It could be if it involved County Court Judgements against her
It is playground behaviour.
I am sorry but those texts will not help in any way whatsoever - they show no reason why your brother should not be appointed as Deputy for your mother.
As a Deputy he would have to complete financial forms for the Court of Protection each year and account for the monies that he has dealt with.
The COP5 allows you to indicate your intention to object, and the grounds for doing so.
There will then be a hearing so that the Court Of Protection can make the decision as to whether he should be appointed or not.
Do not use these texts they will do more harm than good