Powers of attorney and deputyship

We provide sensitive and tailored advice in this specialist area of the law and can help attorneys and deputies perform their duties.

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Rob Crowther

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Most people appreciate the importance of making a will but there is significantly less awareness of the benefits of making a power of attorney.  Powers of attorney enable you to appoint one or more people to make health and welfare decisions for you and to look after your finances should you become unable to do so.  By making a power of attorney you can entrust the decision-making to a loved one rather than leaving it to a stranger.  We are happy to help you take these important steps and avoid the all too common "if only" thoughts.

When it has been left too late we can help you to navigate the complex court application for you to become a deputy for the friend or family member who needs your assistance.  Where there is nobody willing or able to act as attorney or deputy for a vulnerable person we are able to offer our professional attorney or deputy service.

Our team includes lawyers who are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • drafting general powers of attorney, for example, appointing an attorney on a temporary basis to act in relation to a specific matter such as a property sale or purchase
  • drafting lasting powers of attorney
  • acting as certificate provider for a lasting power of attorney
  • registering lasting powers of attorney
  • registering enduring powers of attorney
  • making deputyship applications to the Court of Protection
  • preparing annual deputyship accounts for the Office of the Public Guardian
  • acting as professional attorney and deputy
  • advising in relation to contested powers of attorney and contested Court of Protection applications