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Good afternoon, thank you for your question. Do the local authority mean there is a safeguarding issue due to possible financial abuse or do they mean physical abuse?
I think it is unlikely that the Court of Protection would remove a local authority from their current position and if you wanted to apply to the Court of Protection for a ruling it would prove very expensive.
Yes of course you can take the case to the Court of Protection, you may wish to instruct a direct access barrister.
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You would need to make an application to the Court of Protection. A family member being replaced is rather different to a local authority being replaced, you would need to use cases that have been decided in court, not a family situation. You should use a barrister to put your case at the hearing, a direct access barrister does not need a solicitor to instruct them. I have no idea of the costs I'm afraid, at least £10,000 upwards and if you lose you have to pay the costs of the local authority too.
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