Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection – Sadly, almost all of us will be affected by issues of mental capacity in some way during our lifetimes, either as a sufferer, carer, family member or friend.
Many people choose to plan ahead and set up Lasting Powers of Attorney or, before the law changed in October 2007, have already signed Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Band Hatton Button can help clients to make future provision for a time when they or a relative are no longer capable of managing their own affairs . We can assist in creating Lasting Powers of Attorney and in the registration process for Lasting Powers of Attorney and existing Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA).
We specialise in advising clients on safeguarding their future, and can help them to put in place the best strategy to ensure their affairs are properly dealt with.
We act for clients where no Power of Attorney has been made. Here, an application to the Court of Protection is required for someone to be appointed as a Deputy to administer a person’s financial affairs and/or make healthcare decisions on his or her behalf (known as a Deputyship Order).