The Public Guardian v DA and Others: CoP 5 Oct 2018

The court considered the validity of lasting powers of attorney in the authorisation of euthanasia, and the appointment of multiple attorneys.


Baker LJ


[2018] EWCOP 26




Mental Capacity Act 2005 57


England and Wales


ApprovedThe Public Guardian’s Severance Applications CoP 19-Jun-2017
18 applications by the Public Guardian for the severance of clauses in instruments intended to have effect as Lasting Powers of Attorney – When severance is and is not necessary – Construction of section 12 (gifts) in relation to providing for the . .
CitedRe XZ; XZ v The Public Guardian CoP 19-May-2015
XZ executed an LPA which stipulated a number of restrictions and conditions designed to ensure that his attorneys did not act until his incapacity had been unequivocally confirmed by two psychiatrists, whose opinion was subject to review by a . .
CitedPurdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions HL 30-Jul-2009
Need for Certainty in Scope of Offence
The appellant suffered a severe chronic illness and anticipated that she might want to go to Switzerland to commit suicide. She would need her husband to accompany her, and sought an order requiring the respondent to provide clear guidelines on the . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.


Updated: 25 May 2022; Ref: scu.625405