Powers of Attorney

If there comes a time when you no longer have the mental capability to make decisions for yourself – whether due to injury, illness or old age – a Power of Attorney allows someone to make decisions on your behalf, regarding:

  • Property affairs
  • Money management
  • Health and welfare

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives you real security for the future and ensures that decisions that have to be made later are made by someone you trust. Without an LPA, your family and friends will not have legal authority to manage your affairs on your behalf.

Our Powers of Attorney services

Having an LPA in place will avoid the need to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order, which can be expensive and time-consuming.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

  • The first deals with decisions about the donor’s (the person who gives authority) property and financial affairs.
  • The second deals with the donor’s decisions about their personal health and welfare.

Our expert team of solicitors can advise you on:

You can also take a look at our Lasting Power of Attorney guide or General Power of Attorney guide for further information.

Choose Furley Page as your Powers of Attorney solicitors

Our specialist team possess a wealth of knowledge and experience and is headed up by Nicola August, Panel Deputy to the Court of Protection – one of only three in the county and the only one in East Kent.

We are able to provide additional assistance to our clients in the form of:

  • Wheelchair access to all our offices, plus ground floor meeting rooms.
  • Sign language facilities and tape services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • An interpreter for those who cannot speak or hear.
  • Literature in large print and braille access for people with eyesight problems.

We know that it isn’t always convenient for clients to meet us at our offices, so we are happy to visit you in your own home, or at a hospice or hospital.

For further information about our services, contact Nicola August or Val Prosser.

Powers of Attorney services

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Key Contacts

Nicola August

Partner & Head of Vulnerable Client

Val Prosser Val Prosser

Senior Associate