Our specialist legal team can advise you and your family on the options and the best course of action to follow so as to guide you carefully through the complete process of creating a power of attorney or applying to the Court of Protection.
If you have been diagnosed with a condition which may cause mental or physical incapacity in the future, it is very sensible to put in place plans well ahead of time. By completing a power of attorney you can appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf in the future to help manage and secure your assets while also ensuring your wishes are respected on issues relating to your health and welfare.
In the event of you losing mental capacity before completing a Power of Attorney, your family might need to apply to the Court of Protection to manage your affairs as your deputy.
Whatever your needs and circumstances, we will take the time to understand fully your thoughts and wishes so as to clearly and easily guide you and your family through what may be required. Our experienced solicitors can help you with:
- Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Applying to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy
- Preparing General, Trustee and Specific Powers of Attorney
- Advising on Powers of Attorney in property and land transactions
- Dealing with specific issue applications to the Office of the Public Guardian and the Court of Protection
Throughout the process, we will advise everyone involved so they can be confident in their duties and responsibilities to help manage the steps required and avoid any disputes in the future. Should a dispute occur, our dedicated litigation team can offer concise and empathetic advice on the best way to proceed so as to achieve a favourable outcome for you.