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Handbags & Gladrags – What not to do as a Deputy (Part 2)

04 July 2014

The Court of Protection returns to the GM case and gives us another reminder of how deputies should not behave.

The headline elements of the case were widely publicised in press earlier this year as it concerned two Deputies (Janet Miller and Janet Phyllis Johnson) for Gladys Meek (deceased) who gifted large amounts without authority and claiming lavish ‘expenses’ on things like cars and handbags!

Readers involved with Deputyships (and those who were waiting with bated breath to see what would happen to the Deputies) will be interested in the outcome of Gladys Meek’s Statutory Will hearing.

Alas the Deputies did not heed the old adage of ‘when in a hole, stop digging’. They went in asking for a significant portion of the estate but came out with a significant financial problem.

Members of Solicitors for the Elderly can read my full discussion of this case in the July column of the SFE newsletter

Links to the cases:

MJ and JM v The Public Guardian [2013] EWCOP 2966 

Meek, Re [2014] EWCOP 1 


If you would like to discuss any aspect of this case further, please contact Lynne Bradey on 0114 267 5588.The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors 


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