Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney is a written document which gives someone involved in an adult’s life the legal power to make decisions on behalf of the adult if they lose capacity. The Power of Attorney document contains the name of the person who would make decisions and the individual powers they would have if the adult were to become unable to do so. It would also outline when the powers would come into effect for the individual.

We can help clients create power of attorney documents, and to safeguard the client’s wishes they have made through the Power of Attorney. Should the client lack capacity to make decisions, we can contact the Power of Attorney to ensure that the client’s wishes are being followed appropriately.

Useful Links

Power of Attorney:

http://www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk/power-of-attorney

 

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