We are increasingly seeing the need for older or more vulnerable members
of society to require advice and services to assist them with the protection of
their assets and personal welfare.
It isimportant to consider how we wish to manage and maintain our
financial affairs and our personal needs should the time come that we are
unable to do so ourselves either through old age, ill health or injury.
Depending on your personal circumstances, there are a number of avenues of
legal redress which may be appropriate and which Neil Foley & Co can help
you with in our prompt, professional and friendly manner.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document allowing you to appoint
a trusted individual to act on your behalf and make decisions concerning your
property and financial affairs and/or your health and welfare when you no
longer have the mental capacity to undertake such tasks. The Attorney will act
in your best interests when acting on your behalf. Should you wish for someone
to step in to your shoes in this way, then they will need the required
authority which a registered Lasting Power of Attorney can provide.
It is important to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney whilst we
have the capacity to do so. Should a vulnerable person lose such capacity, then
different applications are required to the Court of Protection for someone to
act on their behalf which are far more costly and time consuming than Lasting
Powers of Attorney.
Our team, specialising in elderly client services, are happy to advise
you on the implications of a Lasting Power of Attorney and whether it is
applicable to you. We can draft and complete the documents for your Lasing
Power of Attorney and lodge the application with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Should you or your loved one have made an Enduring Power of Attorney,
then we can assist in its registration so that the appointed Attorney may able
to undertake their role.
Court of Protection
In the unfortunate event that an individual has lost the mental capacity
to make their own decisions on either the management of their property and
financial affairs or their own welfare, then an application to the Court of
Protection for a Court appointed Deputy should be made to act on behalf of the
person in question.
Our team would be more than happy to advise you on implications of your
application and the Deputy’s role and responsibilities. We can draft the
application and deal with the Court of Protection on your behalf. It is our aim
to provide a service you can rely on during the sometimes daunting process and
minimise the potential for distress during a naturally difficult time.
Ordinary Power of Attorney
Either a General Power of Attorney or a Specific Power of Attorney can
be used to appoint an individual to act on your behalf on particular financial
affairs should you be unable to do so for a specified period of time.
Our skilled team can advise on and draft the relevant documents required
to implement such Powers of Attorney. We are happy to help in this regard or
advise you on whether these Powers are relevant to your particular
Please contact us by telephone or by email to email@example.com to arrange a free appointment with a member of our team to discuss your needs.