Lasting Powers of attorney during Coronavirus Pandemic.
We continue to provide an expert power of attorney service. This is not affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
A lasting power of attorney is an important document to let other people make decisions on your behalf if you don’t have mental capacity to make a decision or can’t express your wishes.
Health LPAs can cover all aspects of health and welfare from life sustaining treatment (such as ventilation or major operations) to more routine care matters such as where you live or how you are cared for.
Financial LPAs allow someone to manage your money, business or property while you are alive, but if you can’t deal with it yourself.
A lot of people are concerned that they can’t get legal help during the coronavirus pandemic but our power of attorney service is running as usual using video calls, phone and email to help you, instead of face to face meetings.
If you have an immediate need for a power of attorney please get in touch to discuss your concerns. Lasting Powers of Attorney can take time to set up as they have to be registered before they can be used, but there are other ways we can help support your health or financial decisions.
We want to work with you to make sure you have the protection and assistance you need, despite the restrictions caused by Covid-19.
At Glaisyers, we understand that sometimes you may need to authorise others to make decisions and sign documents on our behalf. If you are in this situation or are helping someone else deal with their financial affairs, we’re here to help.
We have vast experience in all aspects of power of attorney, and believe it’s not just something for older people, but a useful thing to have in place should ever you need it. For instance, you can appoint an attorney to temporarily deal with your affairs, such as when you’re going out of the country while you sell your house. For more permanent assistance, a Lasting Power of Attorney appoints someone to make decisions for you and carry out your wishes, if you are unable to do so yourself.
Whatever the circumstances, at Glaisyers, our friendly, professional lawyers will take the time to be available to listen and understand your situation, before giving clear, straightforward advice. If you have been appointed as attorney for a relative or friend, we can help you to register the power of attorney and to manage the person’s property and financial affairs.