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When making a will or administering a relative’s estate or helping an elderly relative, you or your relative may also need to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or apply to the Court of Protection. If you are uncertain how to do this, we can help.
In some cases, when someone is judged to be beginning to lose mental capacity or lacking mental capacity, you may need specialist legal advice to ensure that you can achieve what is best for themselves and their loved ones. This can be done through a LPA or by making an application to the Court of Protection.
When making a will you may also want to make an LPA. This is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people, known as 'attorneys', to help you make decisions or make them on your behalf.
If you were to have an accident or an illness that resulted in you lacking mental capacity, this will give you more control over what happens to you, safeguarding both your financial future and personal welfare.
The Court of Protection now operates under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It helps to look after the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Applications need to be made to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a deputy or new trustees of land, for the approval of proposed gifts or for a statutory will to be made. You will need the specialist help of someone who can ensure that the application is made quickly and efficiently for the correct order.
At Jacklyn Dawson, our qualified and experienced solicitors can offer specialist help when making an LPA or applying to the Court of Protection.
Key contacts -Power of Attorney:
Sioned started with the firm as a trainee solicitor in 1996 before joining the non-contentious department when she qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Sioned advises on all aspects of non-contentious law with particular expertise in residential conveyancing, wills and probate and Court of Protection work. She is a fluent Welsh speaker and would be happy to assist anyone who wishes to conduct their business in the Welsh language.
Dechreuodd Sioned gyda'r cwmni fel cyfreithwraig dan hyfforddiant yn 1996 cyn ymuno â'r adran sy’n arbenigo ar waith annadleuol ar ôl cymhwyso fel cyfreithwraig yn 1998. Mae Sioned yn cynghori ar bob agwedd ar gyfraith annadleuol gyda phrofiad arbennig mewn prynu a gwerthu tai, ewyllysiau a phrofiant, a gwaith yn ymwneud â'r Llys Gwarchod. Mae hi’n rhugl yn y Gymraeg ac yn barod i gymorthwyo unrhyw un sydd eisiau trafod yn Gymraeg.
SpecialismResidential Conveyancing. Commercial Conveyancing. Landlord & Tenant. Wills and Administration of Estates. Lasting Powers of Attorney. Court of Protection. Law for the Elderly.
Prynu a Gwerthu Tai/Eiddo Masnachol. Landlord a Thenant. Atwrneiaeth. Ewyllysiau a Gweinyddu Stâd. Y Llys Gwarchod. Chyfraith ar Gyfer yr Henoed.
Tel: 01633 265966
Helen has practised in Monmouth since qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1995 and has built up an excellent reputation in the field of probate, wills and residential conveyancing
SpecialismWills & Administration of Estates. Lasting Powers of Attorney. Court of Protection. Residential Conveyancing.
Tel: 01633 265974
David has practised for many years in the Newport and Monmouthshire area. Formerly a partner in the Newport firm of Le Brasseur Davis, where he practised a wide range of legal disciplines, he now specialises in property matters, wills and probate. David is our head of conveyancing and Conveyancing Quality Scheme Senior Responsible Officer.
SpecialismConveyancing. Commercial Conveyancing. Landlord & Tenant. Wills and Administration of Estates. Lasting Powers of Attorney. Law for the Elderly.
Tel: 01633 265969