A power of attorney can protect you, and those you love, if you're no longer able to make decisions for yourself.
A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you pick someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf. This applies during your lifetime and to a range of situations. For example, they can make decisions about your health or your money. Choosing someone you trust means peace of mind - you know they'll act in your best interests. It can also make matters much easier for your family, emotionally and practically.
We can advise you on every aspect of incapacity law and Lasting Power of Attorneys, including:
If you were to lose your mental capacity before creating a lasting or enduring power of attorney, your family would have to apply to the court of protection to appoint a deputy to manage your affairs. They might also have to ask the court to decide what welfare decisions would be in your best interests. Any court application can be a daunting prospect. Our team has years of experience in applications and protection orders under incapacity law and we can take care of the entire process for you.
Call us for an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.
You might have grounds to object to the registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) if:
Incapacity law steps in when people can no longer make decisions for themselves. Mental illness, old age or accidents can make every day decisions harder. We might not understand or remember the choices or even be able to communicate a decision. The implications can be severe – for example, on personal finances. If you’re concerned about your own future, or somebody you know is aving trouble making decisions, you should get professional advice.