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Advice for Attorneys

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Attorneys are held to a high standard of conduct. Receive practical and sensitive advice tailored to you, helping you avoid any disputes and investigation by the Court of Protection

Explaining the role & responsibilities of attorneys

Acting as an attorney for a friend, relative, or client can be 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 specialist Solicitors you can trust.

We have extensive experience in advising attorneys

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Ensure your wishes are carried out

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:

    paying bills on behalf of the individual
    ensuring correct insurance is kept up to date
    paying the mortgage
    selling the individual's home
    arranging repairs to the property
    looking after money coming in including pensions
    maintaining the property on behalf of the individual
    potential sale of property the individual may own
    maintenance of banking functions

Examples of health or welfare responsibilities of an attorney can include:

    deciding where the individual lives
    medical care and consenting to medical treatment
    daily routine tasks such as diet and dressing
    deciding who the individual should have contact with
    the activities the individual does

We provide expert advice and professional support

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 advice that is both practical and sensitive to help you to avoid any disputes or investigation by the Court of Protection.
Advice is important for all attorneys whether or not they are working in a professional capacity. If you are an attorney, ensure you have specialist advice and support from our experienced Solicitors.
In almost all cases, the cost of the advice should be paid for from the donor's estate. 
For further information, please contact us.

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