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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.
- 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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Congratulations go to co-owner of JMP Solicitors and Head of Private Client department - Yvonne Carratt - who has been honoured with becoming an Associate Member of STEP - The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. STEP is an organisation that aims to...read more
Around a million people in England and Wales are estimated to be due a refund since the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) reduced the cost of registration fees last year. If you applied to register a power of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March...read more