Our highly-regarded team of lawyers have the expertise to guide you smoothly through all issues relating to powers of attorney and deputyships.

Group contact

Rob Crowther

Rob Crowther group contact

Recent work carried out by the team includes:

  • Preparing lasting powers of attorneys for clients where the involvement of a medical practitioner is required for an assessment of mental capacity, either due to the client's health or due to family circumstances which increase the risk of the power being contested.
  • Arranging for enduring powers of attorney to be registered as quickly as possible where mental capacity is rapidly deteriorating.
  • Making urgent Court of Protection applications to give a deputies authority to purchase and sell properties.
  • 100% success rate in submitting annual deputyship accounts to the Office of the Public Guardian.
  • Acting as professional deputy for clients with mental capacity issues from birth and also due to accidents during their lifetime.
  • Whilst acting as a professional deputy we reported a carer for the mistreatment of our client.  We were involved in the police investigation and ultimately our client was moved to a home where she received appropriate care.
  • Acting as a professional deputy for a client who resided at a medium security hospital due to his dangerous nature caused by his mental capacity issues.
  • Acting as a professional deputy for several years for a client who ultimately moved to New Zealand.  We were then involved in the application to transfer the deputyship to the client's new deputy in New Zealand.
  • Applying to the Court of Protection for a professional deputy to be appointed for a client's ex-husband. Subsequently dealing with the proceedings on the appointment becoming contested and being successful in our application following a two-day contested hearing.