Powers of Attorney & Deputyship

None of us knows what the future has in store, but by making a Power of Attorney, you can ensure that trusted family members or friends can manage your affairs if you become affected by mental health problems through accident or illness.

In September 2007 the law changed to introduce Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), which replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney.  The new LPAs can be set up to cover financial affairs and also personal health and welfare.

If you are considering making a LPA, we would be happy to meet with you and advise you on the forms and legal requirements.  We can also act as a Certificate Provider (an independent person required to certify that an individual has mental capacity to make an LPA).

Once the forms have been completed, it is a requirement that they are registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before they can be used, and we are happy to deal with the registration process for you.

If an individual is unable to manage their own financial affairs, and does not have capacity to make a LPA, then it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order.  We can also act in connection with such applications.

If we can help further, please contact us on: 01923 234607 or email Jennifer Hurrell to arrange an appointment.