A power of attorney is a document that allows a person to delegate decision making to a person or persons chosen by them. Should such a need arise our barristers are adept at drafting ordinary powers of attorney regarding your property and financial affairs. In circumstances where the client lacks mental capacity, then a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) dealing with Property and Financial Affairs and/or Personal Health and Welfare may be more appropriate.
A Property and Finance LPA allows an appointed attorney to make financial decisions, including management of a person’s property, bills and pension, whilst a Health and Welfare LPA allows an appointed attorney to make choices about medical care and care arrangements. It is also common for couples or relatives to create Mirror LPAs’, where two parties appoint each other for their LPA.
If, however capacity to make decisions has been lost before a Power of Attorney has been granted, then an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputy to be appointed, who can take appropriate decisions instead would become necessary. Our barristers are capable of advising on the submission necessary for a successful application to the Court of Protection.
Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.
However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.
Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.