Powers of Attorney and Mental Capacity

Expert legal advice to prepare for potential incapacity challenges

Nobody likes to think about what might happen in the event that we lose our mental or physical capacity to manage our own affairs.

But it is important to give thought to what you would want to happen, if the worst should come to pass.

If the right arrangements are not put in place, the impact on family, friends and your business can be devastating.

For those who have a key role in business, a sudden loss of capacity may mean that time critical transactions cannot be completed, board dynamics could be negatively affected and in some cases the existence of the business itself could be threatened

Of course, the prospect of relinquishing control of your financial affairs when you can no longer manage them, can be a frightening prospect, but worse still is the potential for the decision about who will manage your affairs to be taken out of your hands.

This applies not just to decisions about property, financial and business affairs, but also your health and wellbeing.

Our people, your team

At Jurit, our experienced team of lawyers have many years’ experience in advising on the issues relating to mental or physical incapacity, including Court of Protection disputes.

Working with you to understand what you would wish to happen should you become in some way incapacitated, we will help you to put in place the right documents ahead of time.

This will ensure that your wishes are clear and respected, avoiding the potential for discord between family members and / or medical professionals.

How we help

Our advice is strategic and highly personalised for your particular needs.

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Our services include:

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA)
  • General Powers of Attorney
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
  • Attorney administration
  • Advance decisions and advanced statements
  • Appointment of a deputy
  • Preparation of Property and Financial Affairs and Health and Welfare LPAs
  • Court of Protection Disputes relating to: Challenges to ‘best interests’ decisions; Challenges to registration of an LPA; Decision-making capability; Property and/or finances; Statutory Will or gift applications; Suitability of a Deputy

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