Powers of attorney
If you become incapable of understanding or looking after your property and affairs - for example, because you are incapacitated by an accident, a stroke, or degenerative illness - an Lasting Power of Attorney (or an Enduring Power of Attorney made before October 2007) will enable your affairs to be looked after with the minimum of difficulty.
We are able to advise on the appropriate forms of Lasting Power of Attorney and the appropriate persons to be appointed in your particular circumstances. If you should be so unfortunate as to become incapable of running your affairs, we are well placed to be able to step in to assist your family to do so.
Although many clients making LPAs will be older, anyone putting their affairs in order, making or reviewing a will, or reviewing financial provision for their family, should give them serious consideration. Not every older person loses capacity, but sadly not every younger person gets through life without accident, serious illness or mental health issues. Putting an LPA (or two) in place while you are able, and taking time and advice to get it right, will pay dividends if it is ever needed in the future.