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Published On: September 8, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments

Breach of Trust | Blog Series

At Anthony Gold we have a long and proud history of supporting the vulnerable and protecting their interests. That includes our litigation department’s work in advocating their rights and recovering lost assets. Our clients include families and friends, as well as Court of Protection Deputies and government bodies, such as the Official Solicitor’s department.

Our work extends beyond recovery of lost assets, to also supporting those looking after the vulnerable. This often includes creative solutions to care, tax and benefit issues can that arise once assets are reclaimed.

We are proud now to announce our becoming a founder sponsor of the new charity Hourglass, that supports the families of those who have been financially abused. In line with that commitment, we have put together a series of blogs that look at the remedies for those who feel that someone they know has been exposed to financial abuse.

Recovery of monies for the elderly lost through fraud 

Kimberley McGhie looks at why the elderly are targeted, and how their monies can be recovered.

Lifetime gifts: Invalidation for lack of capacity and undue influence

Ryan Taylor explains how lifetime gifts can be annulled due to lack of capacity and undue influence.

Trustee Duties, Obligations and Breaches

What is the role of a trustee? Grainne Feeney explains this and touches on what powers they have and any breaches of trust that can occur.

Investigating claims against attorneys and deputies who have abused vulnerable persons

David Wedgwood explores wo’s responsible for overseeing attorneys and deputies, and how they are investigated for wrongdoing.

Abuse of Power by an Attorney and how to report it

The most common reason an attorney abuses their power is for financial gain. Grainne Feeney and David Wedgwood explore this further, and sets out how to report it.

I am concerned about actions taken by my loved one’s financial attorney

Tom Dickinson sets out what you can do if you are affected by the behaviour of a financial attorney.

David Wedgwood

Head of Civil Litigation Joint Head of Court of Protection

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