Power of Attorney & Court of Protection
Powers of Attorney allow you to appoint a person of your choice who will make decisions on your behalf, if at a future date you are not able to do so for yourself.
Deciding who to appoint as your attorney and the range of powers you will grant them requires clear advice and careful consideration. Our private client specialists offer a pragmatic, yet sensitive approach, assisting clients in the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney both for property and financial affairs and separately for health and welfare, as well as registering existing Enduring Powers of Attorney, when required.
In the situation where a person has lost capacity and does not have a Power of Attorney in place, we can assist in appointing a Deputy to undertake that role and then support them in the performance of their duties. Deputies are usually a family member or a close friend and are appointed by the Court of Protection, a special court which deals with issues relating to people who no longer have the ability to make crucial decisions about their lives.
In the event that no-one is willing or able to take on this responsibility, one of our experienced solicitors can be appointed instead to provide a full deputyship service – ensuring the unique needs of that incapacitated person are met and managed in a timely, practical, sensitive and considered way.
Our private client specialist, Michael Swaden is a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.