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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.
At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors we believe it is important that all our clients have access to our legal services, which is why we offer home visits to clients who are either housebound, don’t have transport, or don’t have on-line facilities for a zoom meeting. To find out more contact our team for further information on how we can help you.
- Deputyship – when a power of attorney is no longer an option
- Relying on the concept of ‘next of kin’ – when is this enough?
- Options if you suspect abuse of a power of attorney
- Managing financial affairs under a lasting power of attorney
What our clients say:
“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
For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our private client services clients
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.