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Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection

We have a team of experts able to assist you in making Powers of Attorney. By making a Power of Attorney you can appoint someone of your choice to act on your behalf to deal with your property and financial affairs or make decisions about your health and welfare.

If you lose mental capacity without having a Power of Attorney (financial affairs) in place, an application to the Court of Protection has to be made to appoint someone to act on your behalf.  This takes longer to implement and is more expensive than a power of attorney.

A Power of Attorney for welfare decisions allows your attorney to make day-to-day decisions about your welfare (where you should live, what you should eat etc and your health care).  This covers making decisions about your medical treatment (including life-sustaining treatment), if you so wish.

As you get older, you naturally want to make life easier for yourself and your relatives. We can assist in a variety of ways to ensure your peace of mind.

  • Powers of attorney: by setting up a lasting power of attorney, you can appoint someone to assist you with your financial affairs, your health and welfare, or to sign documents on your behalf if you are going to be out of the country.
  • Deputyship: if you lose mental capacity and there is no lasting power of attorney or valid enduring power of attorney in place we offer sympathetic advice and assistance with the legal steps you need to take to appoint someone to act as deputy to deal with these matters.
  • Care home advice: when a friend or relative has to move into a care home or nursing home, the need to arrange funding for the fees can make the transition even more worrying.
  • Advance decisions: you may feel worried about future healthcare. An advance decision will offer you an opportunity to express your views.

Name

Role

Contact

Elliot Lewis

Partner

Anthony Macey

Partner

Carol Snazell

Partner

Andrea Kershaw

Partner

David Lea

Associate Solicitor

Rashid Azizi

Solicitor

Erica John-Marie

Solicitor

Jonathan McKenzie

Private Client Executive

Nick Fernyhough

Solicitor

Claire Lovis

Solicitor

Claire Redding

Associate Solicitor

Nima Stepney

Solicitor

We offer fixed fees for the preparation of Powers of Attorney (LPAs). Our fee for one LPA is £595 + vat. If you wish to prepare both types of LPA (Health & Welfare and Property & Affairs) the cost is £895 + vat. For couples, the corresponding charges are £920 + vat and £1,395 + vat. We offer discounts if you are preparing Wills at the same time. Contact us for further information.