Acting as an attorney for a friend, relative, or client is a complex and demanding task. Attorneys are held to a high standard of conduct and, without proper advice, making the correct decisions can be very difficult. The smallest mistake can have lasting legal and welfare consequences, meaning it is best to seek professional advice for attorneys from lasting power of attorney specialists they can trust
The specific powers of the attorney are usually set out in the power of attorney appointment form. The attorney will have the responsibility for Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare.
Examples of financial or property responsibilities of an attorney can include:
Examples of health or welfare responsibilities of an attorney can include:
We have extensive experience in advising attorneys on their powers and duties. You may be concerned about financial decisions or medical treatments, or you may have faced opposition or hostility from co-attorneys or family members. We provide tailored advice that is both practical and sensitive to help you to avoid investigation by the Court of Protection or any disputes.
This advice is important for all attorneys whether or not they are working in a professional capacity. In almost all cases, the cost of the advice should be paid for from the donor’s estate. Look after your interests efficiently and with confidence using the support of our experienced specialists.
Our powers of attorney solicitors have frequently advised clients throughout London, Oxfordshire, Cheltenham and neighbouring counties.
If you would like more information on acting as an attorney, call one of our powers of attorney Solicitors on 01865 704 781, who will be able to offer you tailored advice on how to proceed.