Arrange your power of attorney

for your financial and property affairs

A power of attorney gives authority to someone else to act for you and sign documents on your behalf, either generally or for a specific purpose.

You can grant power of attorney to trusted individuals, such as a close relative, friend or one of the partners here at Alexander & Co, so they can manage things on your behalf if you're not in a position to do so.

There are different types of Powers of Attorney, such as:

  • General Power of Attorney: giving authority to deal with legal and financial matters on your behalf e.g. finalising the sale of your property if you've moved abroad.
  • Power of Attorney for a specific purpose: giving specific authority to deal with a particular issue such as to purchase or sell property on your behalf.
  • Power of Attorney for exercising trustee functions.
  • Lasting Power of Attorney for finances and property: giving someone power to act and sign documents for you even if you lack mental capacity in the future. In this case, giving authority for someone to deal with matters such as buying and selling property, paying the mortgage or rent, paying bills, care fees etc.
  • Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare: giving someone authority to make significant decisions about your personal care. This can cover decisions such as where you live, what medical treatment you receive, and what medical treatment is refused on your behalf.

Our power of attorney experts in our Derby and Spondon offices can guide you through the process of making a power of attorney.

We can also visit you at home for your convenience.

Contact Tim Dysterre-Clark or Andrea Gilman for further information about how to arrange a power of attorney for your peace of mind.

Court of Protection

We can advise and assist you if you need to represent a friend or relative who has lost mental capacity. We can help you to apply to the Court of Protection to be that person's Deputy, to sell that person's property or to make a Statutory Will.

Our Court of Protection experts in our Derby and Spondon offices can guide you through the Court of Protection process.

We can also visit you at home for your convenience.

Contact Tim Dysterre-Clark or Andrea Gilman for further information about how to arrange a power of attorney for your peace of mind.

Why choose us as your solicitors for power of attorney?

We are one of very few will solicitors nationally to hold the Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality (WIQS) accreditation.

We follow the best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to consumers.

  1. We will not pressure you into buying more complex advice that is not in your best interests.
  2. Our dedicated wills and probate service is tailored to your needs. We will explain the process, options, costs and likely timescales.
  3. We will keep you up-to-date using your preferred method of communication.
  4. Accredited solicitors and other staff complete mandatory training on the WIQS standard and show compliance through annual re-accreditation and ongoing enforcement checks by the Law Society.

Contact us about arranging power of attorney

Our solicitor Tim Dysterre-Clark and Wills & Probate Executive Andrea Gilman, based in Derby and Spondon, will provide you with advice and assistance when you want to arrange power of attorney.

To contact them, please email Tim at TDC@AandCo.co.uk and Andrea at AG@AandCo.co.uk, or use the "Contact us" page.

 

Check that we are WIQS accredited by searching for us on the Law Society's Find a Solicitor website: 

lawsociety.org.uk/findasolicitor

 

Read more about why you should choose Alexander & Co Solicitors LLP as a WIQS accredited firm