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:
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.
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:
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:
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.