Can an attorney or deputy make gifts on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity?

Family members will often want to ensure that gifts can be made on behalf of a relative who, for whatever reason, lacks the mental capacity to make them himself. But do deputies and attorneys do not have authority to make gifts from the assets of the relevant individuals? Senior Associate at Michelmores, Holly Mieville-Hawkins, explains here.

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