Lasting powers of attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document which allows you to appoint one or more individuals to deal with your affairs in the event that you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

There are two types of lasting power of attorney – one that deals with your property and affairs and one that deals with your health and welfare.

Why do I need a lasting power of attorney?

Have you made arrangements for someone to help you with your affairs as you get older?  Have you made provisions for someone else to act on your behalf in the event that you are no longer in a position to deal with your affairs yourself?

A Property and Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney is the only way to ensure that you retain control of matters, as it means that you decide who will act for you and do the best for you, rather than leaving it to the court to decide who will make decisions about you and your finances.

A Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney is a separate document that can allow you to appoint someone who you trust to make decisions on your behalf about your medical care and physical well-being when you are no longer able to speak up for yourself.

Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be prepared whilst you are well enough to understand the documents and therefore need to be thought about carefully long before they are actually needed.

If an application has to be made to the court to sort matters out because you have become unwell and you do not have either document in place it could potentially lead to an outcome that you would be unhappy with if you were aware of what was going on.

It may be that you never need it at all, so in some ways it is like an insurance policy, but is gambling on your future a risk that you would want to take?

When do I need to put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place?

  • The sooner you put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, the better.
  • The documents can only be made when you still have the mental capacity to do so therefore you should consider taking the action to prepare the document long before you will actually need it – it is not possible to create a Lasting Power of Attorney after you have lost your mental capacity.

If an individual becomes unable to handle their own affairs and does not have an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, it is possible for the individual's family to make an application to the Court of Protection.  The Court will then appoint a Deputy to manage their property and financial affairs.

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Poole
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Jane Bilton
Legal Secretary
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Karen Carter
Legal Secretary
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Southampton
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Sarah Cobb
Legal Secretary
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Poole
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Jane Fielding
Legal Secretary
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Poole
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Rachael Francis
Legal Secretary
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Salisbury
01722 426941
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Ali Malone
Legal Secretary
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Salisbury
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Sandra Ross
Legal Secretary
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Poole
01202 339040
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Hayley Stack
Legal Secretary
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Poole
01202 339004
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Sonja Vine
Legal Secretary
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Poole
01202 339036
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01202 339041
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Legal Secretary
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Megan Bailey
Administrative Assistant
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Southampton
023 8082 0509
Private Client
Claire Wilson
Administrative Assistant
Private Client
Poole
01202 339046
Private Client
Gary Pick
Partner & Head of Private Client Services Group
Private Client
Poole
01202 339032
0779 381 6843
Private Client
Elizabeth Webbe
Partner
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426943
07917 710 919
Private Client
Mihiri Gajraj
Senior Associate & Head of Private Client Southampton
Private Client
Southampton
023 8082 0544
Private Client
James Hammersley
Senior Associate & Head of Private Client Salisbury
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426952
07467 943446
Private Client
Sarah Richards
Associate and Head of Private Client Poole
Private Client
Poole
01202 673071
Private Client
Martha Swann
Associate
Private Client
Poole
01202 339013
Private Client
Holly Algar
Associate
Private Client
Southampton
023 8082 0515
Private Client
Derek Bryer
Solicitor
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426912
Private Client
Gary Cox
Consultant
Private Client
Poole
01202 339049
0782 601 9764
Private Client
Arcadius Gregory
Solicitor
Private Client
Poole
01202 338555
Private Client
Shumona Neswar
Solicitor
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426990
Private Client
Laura Stone
Solicitor
Private Client
Poole
01202 339038
Private Client
Jenny Shucksmith
Chartered Legal Executive
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426973
Private Client
Paula Arnold
Trusts & Tax Practitioner
Private Client
Poole
01202 339039
Private Client
Rachel Kent
Paralegal
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426991
Private Client
Zach Rooney
Trainee Solicitor
Private Client
Poole
01202 338552
Private Client
Sarah Adams
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426941
Private Client
Jane Bilton
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426907
Private Client
Karen Carter
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Southampton
023 8082 0452
Private Client
Sarah Cobb
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Poole
01202 338558
Private Client
Jane Fielding
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Poole
01202 339006
Private Client
Rachael Francis
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426941
Private Client
Ali Malone
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426972
Private Client
Sandra Ross
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Poole
01202 339040
Private Client
Hayley Stack
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Poole
01202 339004
Private Client
Sonja Vine
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Poole
01202 339036
Private Client
Helen Glatter
Chartered Accountant
Private Client
Poole
01202 339041
Private Client
Emily Thompson
Legal Secretary
Private Client
Salisbury
01722 426982
Private Client
Megan Bailey
Administrative Assistant
Private Client
Southampton
023 8082 0509
Private Client
Claire Wilson
Administrative Assistant
Private Client
Poole
01202 339046
Private Client

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