Powers of attorney & court of protection
Powers of attorney are documents that give other people – chosen by you – the ability to make decisions on your behalf either with your consent or because you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.
If you were to lose the ability to make decisions for yourself without having an appropriate power of attorney in place, then it might be necessary to make an application to the Court of Protection for someone to be appointed to act on your behalf.
There are various types of powers of attorney and it’s important that you have the right one for you. We can offer comprehensive advice on the options and implications of each type, and on Court of Protection applications.
For more information on Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact Glen Miles, Partner, Head of Vulnerable People, Private Client.