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Family issues

Adults with incapacity

Unfortunately, the time may come when someone close to you can no longer make their own decisions, perhaps due to old age or illness.  Ideally, we would like to speak with clients when they do have capacity, and to encourage them to appoint an Attorney to act for them at such time.  If someone has lost capacity to make decisions, it's not possible to sign a Power of Attorney.

If someone doesn’t have a Power of Attorney, banks and other organisations (like care homes) won't let them deal with their affairs for them, and this can cause practical and financial problems. While the law provides solutions, the procedures involved can be daunting, especially at a time when you may already feel distressed. Our expert advice will help you make sure your loved one's affairs (both personal and financial) are properly dealt with - and relieve some of the pressure on you, too.

Clear advice

Our specialists will explain the options and help you choose the most appropriate approach to meet your loved one's needs.  We will guide you through the procedures, deal with the paperwork, and make sure you understand what's going on at every stage.  If you need to go to court, we will deal with all aspects of the litigation process including advising on prospects, preparing papers and representing you at hearings.

Benefits we bring

Our specialist lawyers regularly deal with all aspects of the statutory adults with incapacity schemes, and are experienced court practitioners who can represent you effectively. As family law specialists, we also understand that it can be upsetting when someone close to you can no longer look after themselves. As well as getting the processes right, we never lose sight of the human element.

Our approach to fees

We offer fixed fee packages for unopposed applications for court orders and to the Access to Funds Scheme. If this is not possible, we will give you a detailed fee estimate based on an agreed scope of work before we start.