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Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. The person appointed becomes known as your “Attorney” and can legally make decisions on your behalf in relation to health and welfare as well as property and financial affairs.

We have a special interest in clients who don’t have mental capacity to manage their own finances, through illness, injury or old age.

Head of Department, Yvonne Carratt holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients.

Working with businesses we help owners plan and put arrangements in place so that the business can continue if a crisis occurs because a business owner, or key investor, dies or loses the ability to make a business decision.

Areas of Expertise

  • Acting as ‘Attorney’
  • Looking after the welfare of vulnerable clients through appointment as a Deputy through the Court of Protection.
  • Applications to the Court of Protection
  • Assistance in Deputyship applications
  • Continuing healthcare assessments attendance.

Work Highlights

  • Acting for business clients in their personal capacity, particularly around the preparation of business LPAs.
  • Advised a client and attended a continuing healthcare assessment. Reviewed the medical records and managed to reverse the assessor’s decision meaning a portion of the care home fees were paid for by the NHS instead of our client.

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Yvonne Carratt

Yvonne Carratt

Director

Emily Lister

Emily Lister

Associate Member of the
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

“Very helpful in explanation and answering all our queries and advising us in what to us is a trying and delicate matter. Courtesy and friendliness is excellent.”

“Easy access, prompt service, and very polite and friendly staff.”

“Just wanted to say, thank you so much for everything you have done for my Dad. He and I appreciate it. You are a wonderful person.”

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