Lasting Powers of Attorney
The average life expectancy in the UK is rising which means more and more people are making the decision to appoint somebody to look after their property, finances and to make decisions about their health when they no longer have the capacity to do so themselves. They do this by appointing somebody they trust to be an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney.
We will explain the process of appointing an Attorney to you in plain English. We will help you complete the necessary paperwork and liaise with the Office of the Public Guardian on your behalf. If you have made an Enduring Power of Attorney we can help your Attorney register this with the Office of the Public Guardian if you were to lose the ability to manage your own affairs.
Court of Protection
The Court of Protection makes decisions relating to the management of finances for people who are unable to manage their own affairs and who have not appointed an Attorney to do this.
If an Attorney has not been chosen and your loved one is unable to manage their affairs, it is necessary to make an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputy to be appointed.
Our Private Client department has many years of experience in dealing with the Court of Protection and can advise you in relation to all aspects of making the application to the Court and obtaining the necessary Court Order.