As Power of Attorney Solicitors, we help our clients plan in the event of losing capacity. Also, helping family members & friends apply to the Court of Protection if it is too late.
A mental health condition, illness or sudden accident could result in individuals losing the mental capacity to make their own decisions. For instance, decisions about their finances or wellbeing. While you have capacity, you can put in place a legal document (Lasting Powers of Attorney) appointing individuals as your attorney(s) to help you make decisions. Additionally, if you have already lost capacity, we can support your family & friends apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship appointment.
We are here to help you through this process at a time when you (or your family/friend) is at their most vulnerable.
Main areas of practice
We can provide expert specialist advice on:-
- Lasting Power of Attorney – including drafting and registering the documents with the Office of the Public Guardian.
- Enduring Power of Attorney – registering with the Office of the Public Guardian.
- Deputy application – preparing the application to the Court of Protection and providing representation at any hearing.
- Statutory Will – if an individual lacks capacity and the Court of Protection has made an Order, we can help prepare a statutory will.
- Court of protection representation – including at any hearing relating to a deputyship or statutory will applications.
Further information relating to Power of Attorney registration can be found on the Office of Public Guardian website.
For a free initial consultation, call us on 0151 318 1599 or click here to contact us.