Lasting powers of attorney and vulnerable clients

An absolutely first-rate firm with excellent private client practitioners.

Chambers UK
Private Client and Tax

While everyone hopes that they and their families will continue to enjoy good health, it is important to consider the steps to take when you or your family members become elderly or vulnerable.

The Penningtons Manches Cooper private client team is adept at providing timely and sympathetic assistance when a client feels that they cannot continue to handle their financial and legal affairs as a result of either old age or illness.

We provide support and assistance both for clients who are concerned about the future loss of their mental capacity and for families when a loved one is sadly no longer capable of looking after their own financial affairs.

Our skilled team also advises on the making and implementation of lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and living wills to enable clients to provide a framework of support and guidance in the event that they may not able to manage their property and affairs in the future.

As a key concern for anyone planning their future care is the question of where they are to live, we also advise on the effects of legislation in the provision and support of long term care whether in a care home or in a person’s own home.

We offer expert advice on:

  • capacity issues
  • nursing care funding
  • preparing and registering LPAs
  • acting as a sole professional attorney or jointly with your chosen attorneys
  • guidance to attorneys acting under an LPA
  • assisting attorneys with any subsequent applications to the Court of Protection
  • assisting with objections to an attorney's appointment and disputes over their conduct
  • acting as certificate provider
  • living wills
  • statutory wills

Recent work highlights

Rapid provision of LPA

Arranging an LPA for a client suffering from an incurable condition within 24 hours of instruction.

EPA for family attorney

Acting for an attorney where his appointment under an Enduring Power of Attorney had been objected to by family members and negotiating the terms of his appointment.

Local authority funding appeal

Successfully appealing against a local authority where nursing home funding for an elderly client had been denied.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP