Power of Attorney
Who looks after health and wealth when someone can no longer make their own decision?
Thanks primarily to Covid-19 a backlog has built up affecting those who are trying to set up their own Lasting Power of Attorney. The Office of the Public Guardian has made suggestions for actions that those in England who have the capacity to make their own decisions could do right now to enable others to […]Read more
There’s a strong belief that if someone loses capacity to make decisions for themselves for some reason – perhaps an accident or dementia – then the next of kin can take responsibility. But actually both the concept and the rights of next of kin are not as clear cut as we might think. Here are […]Read more
When you find a family member or friend isn’t able to manage their own affairs for some reason – illness or accident perhaps – it’s really useful to know that someone else can swiftly step in and take decisions on their behalf. That’s why we have the option to set up Lasting Powers of Attorney […]Read more
Often people assume that if they were to lose their ability to look after their financial affairs, or to make their own care decisions then their spouse or children will have the power to access bank accounts and make any health care decisions for them. That’s not necessarily the case. In the event that you […]Read more
Setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney is in our view as important as making a Will. It enables trusted family or friends to step in if a person is not able to manage their affairs for some reason. Many are put off by beliefs that they’ll instantly lose control if they set up Powers of […]Read more
Many people have a basic knowledge of what an Attorney does, but are concerned that appointing an Attorney will automatically mean they give up their independence over their property and financial affairs, their health and welfare. Tamsyn Ward TEP of Tamsyn Ward Solicitors has helped numerous people set up Power of Attorney, and she shares […]Read more