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I am a solicitor in Scotland. How can I help you with this?
Is your mother able to take decisions for herself or did the attorney take this decision?
If she is not competent and would not have made the gifts had she been able to decide for herself, and if the gifts are not in your mother's best interests then the attorney has acted outwith the powers granted by the power of attorney. You should contact the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland which has the power to investigate concerns where the financial affairs appear to be at risk. See https://www.gov.uk/report-concern-about-attorney-deputy. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Yes, a person can legally gift anything. It would only be actionable if the person didn't know about it or wasn't competent and would never have sanctioned such a gift or gifts.