POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Did you know you can grant a friend, family member or professional adviser powers to make decisions on your behalf in your best interests?

Mackarness & Lunt can advise you on existing Enduring Powers of Attorney that you may have in place as well as advising you as to whether you should consider putting in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) to enable others to speak for you and make decisions on your behalf. There are two types of LPAs:

1. For Financial and Property decisions which allows your attorney authority to deal with your property and finances as soon as it has been registered. This means that you can ask your Attorneys to do certain things for you immediately provided that you have mental capacity to do so and the Attorneys must do as you ask. If you lose mental capacity to make a decision about your finance or property then your Attorneys would be able to make the decision for you so long as it is in your best interest and they have consulted you about it.

2. For Health and Welfare decisions which allows your Attorneys to make welfare
and health care decisions on your behalf when you lack mental capacity to do so
yourself. At all points when you have capacity the LPA remains in place but cannot be used to overrule your wishes. The LPA also, if you wish, allows you to give your Attorneys the power to give or refuse consent to the continuation of life sustaining treatment for you when you do not have capacity. Should you face health issues in the future, you’ll want a person, or people that you can trust to make decisions on your behalf. You may need someone to make a decision about your health and day to day living arrangements, or to help you deal
with bills, savings/investments, property and other financial affairs. We can help you arrange the necessary paperwork to allow your Attorneys to manage your finances, property and welfare, ensuring the appropriate restrictions and levels of authority are in place which you feel comfortable with.

Mackarness & Lunt can help outline the duties of attorneys, oversee implementation and handle registrations with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Our clear bespoke advice will help you safeguard your affairs for the future.  If you need help or would like further information please contact Michael Parr, Sarah Baker-Brown or Jo Andrews in
our Private Client Team to discuss your individual circumstances.

We firmly believe that anyone over 18 who has a bank account…a car…life insurance… pension… a house … investments… a business… anything of value should think about making a Will. Mackarness & Lunt have particular expertise advising in situations where there are complex family, property or business arrangements.

There are two types of LPAs:

  • For Financial decisions which allows your attorney authority to deal with your property and finances when you have or when you lack mental capacity.
  • For Health decisions which allows your attorney to make welfare and health care decisions on your behalf, only when you lack mental capacity to do so yourself. This could also extend, if you wish, to giving or refusing consent to the continuation of life sustaining treatment.
  • Should you face health issues in the future, you’ll want a person, or people that you can trust to make decisions on your behalf. You may need someone to make a decision about your health and day to day living arrangements, or to help you deal with bills, savings/investments, property and other financial affairs.We can help you choose the right Attorney(s) to manage your finances, property and welfare issues, ensuring the appropriate restrictions and levels of authority.

    Mackarness & Lunt can help outline the duties of attorneys, oversee implementation and handle registrations with the Office of the Public Guardian. Our clear bespoke advice will help you safeguard your affairs for the future. If you need help or would like further information please contact Michael Parr or Sarah Baker

    Mackarness and Lunt provide bespoke legal advice to give you peace of mind. We have provided a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses in Petersfield and further afield for over 100 years. During this time we have maintained our reputation as an approachable law firm with a solid base in the community. We continue to enhance our client experience as our absolute priority.

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    Mackarness & Lunt is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No: 58323).

    Sarah Baker (Notary). Notarial Practice is regulated by the Faculty Office and Notary Society.

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