Lasting powers of attorney
Legal advice with a difference…
“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else”
Like many of the issues we deal with, this one isn’t something people like to think about, but one we encourage our clients to consider. If you were suddenly unable to handle your own legal affairs, either through ill-health or failing mental capacity, who would take this on?
We can help you set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, so you can feel confident that your affairs will be properly dealt with, in the way you would wish, should you be incapable of dealing with them yourself.
We can also advise you should you be looking after a relative or friend’s financial affairs. We will review this with you to make sure you are handling them with proper authority, avoiding legal problems for yourself and the person you are helping.
Other areas we can help with include: Enduring Powers of Attorney, including registration, Office of the Public Guardian (Court of Protection) applications, ‘Living Wills’ or Advance Directives, Trusts for beneficiaries with disabilities, Statutory Wills, Community Care Assessments, and other issues relating to incapacity.
"My wife and I have used the services of MSP for over 30 years and during this time the family run practice has looked after my family for over two generations. My children too, now use the services offered, in the full knowledge and confidence Andy and Fiona offer excellent legal advice and services tailored to the current climate. Thank you both for an excellent service over many years."
Steve and Shelley
"We as a family have used MSP for a range of things from registering a property, buying and selling a house , Power of Attorney and doing a Will We have dealt with Katie who is fabulous and nothing is ever too much trouble. She is very professional, friendly and is very happy to answer any questions you may have. We have also dealt with Fiona when we found out that our house had never been registered with the land registry. Fiona was very helpful and very prompt in keeping us updated with the progress of the registration. Everyone who we have dealt with at MSP legal have been great and I would very much recommend them. Thanks for everything"
Claire and Family
"I highly recommend MSP Malcolm Smith & Partners, in their provision of expert guidance and assistance, towards an efficient and successful completion of matters involved. I am totally satisfied with my choice of this legal company, it has been a pleasure in dealing with their highly efficient, helpful and pleasant legal consultants, assistants, and staff. I will continue to consult this legal company, should any future requirements arise. Their expertise and efficiency is much valued."