If the person who made the LPA still has capacity then they can If they wish remove one or more of their nominated Attorneys, they can prepare a partial deed of revocation and send it to the Office of the Public Guardian, together with the original Lasting Power of Attorney document. Provided the donor retains mental capacity, they are free to remove attorneys as they wish and the Courts do not become involved.
However, if they have lost capacity then Problems can arise in cases where a person has already lost mental capacity and one or more of their nominated attorneys is not managing their affairs properly.
It could be that the attorneys are abusing their power by making decisions in their own interests rather than the donor’s. Alternatively it could be that the attorneys are simply incompetent. If you feel this is the case, then measures have to be taken to protect the donor.
If you believe this is the case here, you can contact the Office of the Public Guardian and ask them to investigate your concerns.
Once and if there is sufficient evidence that the Attorneys are not acting properly, an application to the Court of Protection can be made. Should the application be successful successful, the Lasting Power of Attorney will be cancelled and deputies will be appointed instead to manage the vulnerable person’s affairs. It is essential that legal advice is obtained before Court proceedings are started.