Powers of Attorney Solicitors

Powers of Attorney are documents that enable you to appoint people to act on your behalf. They are very powerful documents and need to be prepared with care and thought.

We regularly deal with both the preparation and operation of Powers of Attorney. Whichever Power you need, let our team help guide you through the process.

General Powers of Attorney

These Powers are for short term needs, such as if you are going abroad and need someone to act on your behalf whilst you are away (for example, to sign a contract for the sale of a property on your behalf). They cease to have effect if you lose the capacity to manage your affairs.

Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney

If you lose the capacity to manage your own affairs no one has the authority to manage them for you. Not even your spouse or partner or close family members. In this scenario, an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy is often required (this can be a very lengthy and costly process).

Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney cover the above situation by empowering your chosen Attorneys to act for you even if you lose the capacity to manage your own affairs.

Why use Ashtons Legal for Powers of Attorney?

  • we provide a friendly, personal service that puts you first
  • we are clear up front on the costs involved and offer pricing options to suit you
  • we are interested in you and helping you achieve your objectives – this enables us to provide more valuable advice and assistance to you
  • we have a wealth of experience and expertise – our team comprises members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Ashtons Legal ‘STEP’ membersAlan BrownJennie Pratt, Janette Wand, Christina Duck, Gillian Brasher, Elizabeth Dunn, Louisa Bradberry and Louise Cardwell.

‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ (SFE) is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.
Ashtons Legal ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ accredited members – Lynn Wicks, Janette Wand, Louise Cardwell, Vanessa Fitt and Octavia Stoodley.