For instance, if you (or someone you’re responsible for) have a progressive medical condition, making a Living Will – or Advanced Medical Decision – when you have full capacity, ensures that decisions about medical treatment in the event of certain critical situations would be taken according to your wishes.
If you, or someone you care for becomes incapable of making decisions for themselves and has not made any type of Lasting Power of Attorney or Living Will, then the only way affairs can be handled is by someone applying to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a Court Deputy for the purpose of managing that person’s affairs. We can advise upon and make Court of Protection applications for you.
We’re highly experienced in this field of law. Solicitor and Head of Department Michael Cutler has worked in this specialised area for over 20 years. In 1995, he was admitted to membership of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association, for those advising families across generations.
NEW: Know the essentials
A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint one or (if you are sensible) more people – your attorneys – to make decisions for you if, at any point, you cannot make a particular decision for yourself, perhaps because you are confused, or ill, or have had an accident. What sort of decisions? LPAs come in two flavours. You can have one or the other, or both. The LPA for Finance Decisions does what it says on the tin.…