A Power of Attorney allows you to safeguard your future should you become ill or have an accident. In order to complete a Power of Attorney, you must have the mental capacity to understand the documentation and its implications.
If the person who needs a Power of Attorney has already lost capacity an application will have to be made to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy instead. Find out more about our Court of Protection and Deputyship services here.
If a relative or friend has lost capacity and does not have an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney in place, someone will need to apply to the Court of Protection to become their Deputy. This is a long and complicated process and our deputyship service can help. The Deputy, once appointed, will be able to deal with the financial affairs of the person who has lost capacity.
For further advice on LPAs, please contact a member of our Wills, Tax & Estate Administration team based in Canterbury, Ashford and Herne Bay.