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Thanks for doing the tagging Chemmy. And thanks to Norfolkgirl. Indeed a very good document for everyone to read. Thank youThat's a useful reference document, Norfolkgirl. Easy to read and from an impeccable source.
I've tagged it 'law society' and 'financial abuse' so we can find it again.
I can't see why anyone would see those circumstances as financial abuse. In fact, the following section taken from the Law Society guidelines shows that the family reacted correctly too:This is interesting but I still think it is too easy to get accused of financial abuse.
I was speaking to a roofer about 2 years ago and an elderly lady wanted him to put a new roof on her bungalow.
He looked it and he said it only needed about £400 worth of repairs and he could not see the sense in replacing the roof.
The bungalow was only about 20 years old.
In the end he managed to speak to the offspring and they said go ahead and replace it if that is what the mother wanted.
In my opinion that roofer did take reasonable steps to prevent him being accused of trying to sell a vulnerable lady unnecessary work but some people might not agree.
It may not have been the wisest decision to replace the roof, but at least the family respected her right to decide how to spend her own money.3.3.3 MCA 2005 and undue influence or misuse of power
Under MCA 2005, there remain a number of decisions where case law determines whether or not the person has the capacity to decide a matter.
.... You should be careful to distinguish between the ability to express a choice ......and the capacity to understand the consequences and effects of a transaction involving the client's own interests. Under the MCA principles above, their choice does not have to be a wise one or one that you agree with.
Hi ChemmyI can't see why anyone would see those circumstances as financial abuse. In fact, the following section taken from the Law Society guidelines shows that the family reacted correctly too:
It may not have been the wisest decision to replace the roof, but at least the family respected her right to decide how to spend her own money.