When living with a long-term illness or medical condition, many people seek support from their loved ones to manage their affairs and make decisions on their behalf if they are not able to. This is common in those diagnosed with neurological conditions such as dementia, or those who have sustained injuries impacting on their mental capacity.
If this reflects your current situation, you may wish to seek legal advice in making a lasting power of attorney (LPA), where you can appoint a trusted individual to make welfare and/or financial decisions on your behalf. Our team is experienced at handling the process from start to finish, providing advice on the different types of lasting powers of attorney to ensure you select the best option for you.
Whilst enduring powers of attorney can no longer be created, we are able to assist with the registration of these documents with the Office of the Public Guardian for them to be effective where the donor loses mental capacity.
We are also able to help the relatives of a vulnerable person with deputyship applications and duties in the event that this is necessary. Our team is able to advise on all aspects of deputyships: from healthcare and accommodation decisions, to funding care, accessing state benefits and applying for a statutory Will.