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powers of attorney
Appointing a Power of Attorney is a complex decision which needs to be tailored to the different needs of each situation. There are now two different types of ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ – but the older ‘Enduring Powers of Attorney’ are still valid, if they were made before the system changed. You can also still appoint a General Power of Attorney, but this can only be used when the donor has full mental capacity – for example enabling someone else to make financial decisions on their behalf while they are away on holiday.
We can advise on all aspects of drawing up an LPA, or updating an existing LPA or EPA. Your application could be rejected or delayed if your intentions are not clear – and any mistakes could be expensive to correct – so it’s important to get it right.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
“Dagmara took all the stress and strain of sorting wills and probate at what was a difficult time. We couldn’t have done it without her. Excellent”. Clare Dragisic
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The Private Client Services Team
Dagmara Kulczykowska Partner
Private Client Services 01908 689341Dagmara is Head of the Department and has many years of experience in all aspects of private client work. Dagmara’s strengths are working with families on very sensitive and emotive matters, providing them with specialist legal advice. She ensures clients are supported but also advised clearly and comprehensively on the legal issue(s) at hand so that they can make an informed decision.
Amye Aris Solicitor
Private Client Services 01908 689317Amye is part of the Private Client Services Team and advises on all aspects of Private Client work in a range of matters relating to the administration of estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications. Amye also has residential property experience.
Karen Ward Senior Private Client Executive
Private Client Services 01908 689374Karen is a Senior Private Client Executive and Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. Karen joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in October 2018 having worked in the Private Client sector since 1997 for solicitors and banking institutions.