Saoirse Maxwell
[Address Redacted], Co. Galway
[Phone Number Redacted]

February 26, 2010

Mr. Damian Brass
Jaggers and Brass Solicitors
[Address Redacted]
[Address Redacted]
Dublin 2

Dear Mr. Brass

I spoke with the Wards of Court on February 24, in an effort to understand the steps needed to be taken regarding an Enduring Power of Attorney.

I remain deeply concerned about my mother's safety and wellbeing, especially noting my mother's only brother is also encountering problems in contacting her by phone or visiting. I also note Ethan, AKA [one Of Etahn's aliases], is now identifying himself as her carer, and Power of Attorney.

I know you believe this is a mere case of family ‘friction.’ I beg to differ. There are years of abuse here, as you'll note in the paperwork my sister Sophie filed with your offices back during the sale of [the family house in Dublin] by mom and dad. Based on the conversations I have had with other parties and paperwork I am collecting, I firmly believe my father and mother have been bullied and abused over the years. I am sure this is continuing which is why no other family members are able to contact or visit with mom.

You mentioned in your original letter of Jan. 4 that ‘some time ago,’ an Enduring Power of Attorney was completed. Upon what grounds was this made? Who was granted Power of Attorney and why? When was it made? As her eldest daughter I would like to request a copy of the Enduring Power of Attorney.

It's my understanding from the Wards of Court on Wednesday, that upon the execution of an Enduring Power of Attorney, a Notice of Execution has to be sent to two people - One of whom has to be a next of kin. I believe it was likely my father who is now deceased. That leaves one.

In the meantime, Ethan indicates that there are two, independent non-family members with my mother's Power of Attorney. It is likely they are his two friends, [name redacted] and [name two redacted]. I would like some clarification here, as the Wards of Court indicate this will be a problem when registering it with the courts. All 10 of my mother's children will have to be put on notice: Most of whom will have plenty to say based on their years of intimidation and bullying and witnessing the same endured by my mother and father. I am trying to understand this, especially in light of the few siblings who were advised via registered post in January that my mother had an Enduring Power of Attorney. None of which I might add, alleviated or addressed my concerns about my mother's safety and wellbeing. The Wards of Court would be happy to discuss this with you should you need further clarification.

I remain hopeful some sort of intervention can take place that will ensure my mother's continued independence is maintained, her remaining children are able to visit and call on the phone, and her quality of life is not compromised as it currently is.

Many thanks for your time.


Saoirse Maxwell