Experts with Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Deputies and Enduring Power of Attorney registration.
Power of Attorney and Court of Protection
Loss of mental capacity is a daunting prospect. We can help you take steps to minimise the impact this would have on the management of your affairs, or if someone has already lost capacity, help you to make decisions on their behalf.
Powers of Attorney
While you have capacity you can create a Lasting Power of Attorney appointing people you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you were not able to.
We can guide you through the process of making an LPA and registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian giving you the peace of mind that, should you lose capacity, your attorneys can act straight away.
There are two types of LPA, ‘Property and Affairs’ or ‘Health and Welfare’. Property and Affairs attorneys can only deal with your assets e.g. dealing with your banks, investments or the sale of your home. Heath and Welfare attorneys can make decisions about your personal care, and medical treatment.
We can help you to decide which LPA is right for you.
Court of Protection – Deputies
If a relative or friend is losing their mental capacity and has not made a Power of Attorney, a Deputy will need to be appointed by the Court to manage their affairs.
We can deal with the whole process for you, including the Court application and arranging any necessary medical and financial reports.
Enduring Power of Attorney registration
Before the introduction of LPAs in October 2007 many people made EPAs. If the donor of an EPA loses capacity their attorneys are under a duty to register it with the Office of the Public Guardian.
We will handle the whole registration process including the application to the OPG and service of notice on members of the donor’s family.