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How to object
If you wish to object, you must do so within 3 weeks of being given
You can only object to an LPA for one of the reasons below.
• the donor or an attorney has died
• the donor and an attorney were married or had a civil partnership but have
divorced or ended the civil partnership (unless the LPA says the attorney
can still act if that happens)
• an attorney doesn’t have the mental capacity to be an attorney (they must
be able to understand and make decisions for themselves)
• an attorney has chosen to stop acting (known as ‘disclaiming their
• the donor or an attorney is bankrupt, interim bankrupt or subject to a debt
relief order (LPA for financial decisions only)
• the attorney is a trust corporation and is wound up or dissolved (LPA for
financial decisions only)
To make a factual objection, complete form LPA007 and send it to
the Office of the Public Guardian. Get the form from www.gov.uk/power-of-
attorney/object-registration or by calling 0300 456 0300.
• the LPA isn’t legally valid – for example, you don’t believe the donor had
mental capacity to make an LPA
• the donor cancelled their LPA when they had mental capacity to do so
• there was fraud or the donor was pressured to make the LPA
• an attorney is acting above their authority or against the donor’s best
interests (or you know that they intend to do this)
To make a prescribed objection:
• complete form COP7 and send it to the Court of Protection. Get the form
from www.gov.uk/object-registration or by calling 0300 456 4000 AND
• complete form LPA008 and send it to the Office of the Public Guardian.
Get the form from www.gov.uk/object-registration or
by calling 0300 456 0300
If you are objecting to a specific attorney, it may not prevent registration if
other attorneys or a replacement attorney have been appointed.
You can find out more about lasting powers of attorney at
www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney or by calling 0300 456 0300.