Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection
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.
- Court of Protection (COP): The COP is a specialist court for all issues relating to people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. The role of the Court is to help, protect and empower people who lack capacity.
- Statutory Wills and Gift Applications: Applications can be made to the COP to make a Will for someone, who due to their incapacity, can no longer make a Will themselves or gifting large sums of cash.
- 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.
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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.