Powers of Attorney

Here at Symes Bains Broomer we can ensure that you get your affairs in order so that your family members can assist you in managing matters during your lifetime.  We can do this by helping you to prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney for both financial and health issues or registering an existing Enduring Power of Attorney.  In addition, if you have a friend or family member who is unable to prepare a Power of Attorney then we can advise you on making an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed a deputy so that you can help your loved one.

In preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney, our service would involve meeting the person during an initial meeting and we would handle any issues of capacity with care and sensitivity at that stage.  Our role would then involve sorting the process of form filling, obtaining signatures and registering the document with the Office of the Public Guardian.  We also provide guidance throughout on matters such as identifying appropriate attorneys to act on your behalf.

Our costs for preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney or registering an Enduring Power of Attorney are on a fixed fee basis which will be explained to you at the initial meeting, thus meaning that our costs are clear and transparent.  The costs associated with a Court of Protection application are often fixed by the Court.