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Those I trust will automatically be able to oversee my care. Right? Wrong

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Those I trust will automatically be able to oversee my care. Right? Wrong

A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone of your choice to look after your affairs if you lack the capacity to do so. Medical, care and financial institutions have all tightened up their procedures in recent years and often require evidence of a valid Lasting Power of Attorney before discussing someone’s treatment, care arrangements or finances with another person, even if that person is a close relative.

Instruct a fully regulated solicitor or legal executive to advise you and guide you through the process. By drawing on their experience, you can better understand your options in relation to choice of attorney and the powers you will grant them. You will then have peace of mind knowing that, if you need someone else to look after your affairs, then everything is in order as you would wish.

We have made adjustments to our offices in terms of social distancing, hygiene regimes and screens so that if you want to meet to discuss your options when drawing up important legal documents, you can do so. Equally, if you prefer a consultation by telephone or video call, we are perfectly able to progress matters in that way also.

If you would like to find out more about how professional legal advice can ensure you have suitable arrangements in place, please contact our specialist Private Client team.