Powers of Attorney

There are currently two types of power of attorney that you can enter into. The first is a health and welfare power of attorney, which deals with matters such as the treatment you would like to receive or refuse, if you fall ill. The second is a property and finance power of attorney, which deals with your money and affairs. Under either type of power of attorney, you can appoint someone you trust to take decisions on your behalf, if you are not able to take those decisions for yourself any more. The property and finance power of attorney can be invoked when you are still in good health, but the health and welfare power of attorney will only come into operation in certain circumstances. To obtain either type of power of attorney, you need to fill in forms which are then submitted to the court. We can assist with every aspect of this, discuss who should be your attorneys and witnesses and help you every step of the way. Powers of attorney bring great peace of mind and our professional and caring team are here to help.

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  • A power of attorney enables you to appoint one or more people to manage your property and finances on your behalf in the event that you are no longer able to do so yourself, maybe because you have suffered a stroke, or have developed dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.