Care of the Elderly and Powers of Attorney

What would you do if you lost your ability to make decisions?

Should the worst happen and you or your partner are unable to make decisions due to a temporary or permanent loss of mental capacity, we can help guide you through the options available. Many people will be affected by mental incapacity at some point in their lives, whether through illness, old age or as the result of an accident, and we want to help give you peace of mind now and for the future.

It is important to try to plan in advance of any situation as once a person has been defined as lacking capacity it can introduce a great deal of complexities for those involved. Our team can help to ensure your loved ones are protected, and that your wishes are met. We can advise on:

The setting up of

  • Advance Decisions (also sometimes referred to as Advance Directives or Living Wills)
  • Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) for both finance and personal welfare
  • Ordinary powers of attorney
  • Self-settlements
  • The appointment of a Deputy (previously Receiver) in the Court of Protection

The registration of

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs)
  • LPAs
  • With the Office of the Pubic Guardian (OPG)

Advising on

  • All aspects relating to the use of LPAs and EPAs, and where there are concerns of abuse
  • Attorneys and Deputies on their roles and the extent of their powers (including advice on making gifts, statutory Wills and general estate planning)
  • Cross border matters relating to powers of attorneys and deputyships

Applications to

  • The Court of Protection
  • The Court of Protection¬†for both contested and non contested applications