The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
The recent decision of Senior Judge Lush in the case of Re GM provides a window into the workings of a dysfunctional lay deputyship, whilst helpfully clarifying the threshold of “acceptable” giving from P’s assets. The continual reference throughout the court proceedings to what some may consider a minor or peripheral matter also reminds us that the aspects of decision-making which make the greatest difference to the day to day quality of life for P may rarely be the substantive issue of any proceedings.
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