Powers of Attorney

If you’re worried about losing the ability to manage your money, property and affairs, or who will make decisions about your health and welfare when you are older; you should consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney.

A Power of Attorney allows someone to make decisions on your behalf, if there comes a time when you lack the ‘mental capacity’ to make decisions for yourself. This could happen to you through old age, illness or injury. A Lasting Power of Attorney gives you real security for the future and ensures that decisions that have to be made later are made by someone you trust.

Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors

Without a Lasting Power of Attorney (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 (LPA).

  1. Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs which covers decisions about the donor’s (the person who gives authority) property and money.
  2. Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare covers decisions about the donor’s healthcare and personal welfare.

By making a Lasting Power of Attorney you can choose one or more people that you trust, to make decisions on your behalf about your property and money, healthcare and personal welfare. Our expert Elderly client team can advise you on all aspects of making a Lasting Power of Attorney, including the capacity to make LPAs, registration and assisting your attorney or attorneys in their very important role. We can also advise on General and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Why choose Furley Page to advise on Powers of Attorney

  • Our specialist Vulnerable and Elderly Client team is headed by Nicola August, Panel Deputy to the Court of Protection, one of only three in the county and the only one in East Kent.
  • Two senior lawyers in our team are Accredited Members of Solicitors for the Elderly.
  • We are very proud to boast such a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge, few local firms have such an experienced team.
  • We have wheelchair access all of our offices, ground floor meeting rooms at our offices in Canterbury and Whitstable and a lift at our Chatham office.
  • For the deaf and hard of hearing we offer specialist tape services. We can arrange facilities for the use of sign language.
  • For those who are unable to hear or speak, we can arrange for an interpreter.
  • For those with eyesight problems we can provide literature in large print and have access to Braille.
  • Let us know of any special requirements when booking an appointment.
  • We understand that it is not always easy for our clients to visit us at our offices and as such are happy to visit our clients in their own home or in a hospital or hospice. We are also able to make emergency visits to the hospital or hospice if need be. Details of this service can be discussed at the time of making an appointment.

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Key Contacts

Nicola August

Partner & Head of Vulnerable Client

Val Prosser

Senior Associate