Let us make appointing an attorney simple and stress-free, in a time that may be difficult for you and your loved ones.

When appointing a trusted solicitor, loved one, or relative as your power of attorney, the process can seem complicated and lengthy. Confusing paperwork filled with legal jargon is difficult to understand, and in order for it to be approved you have to adhere to strict guidelines.

Here at Moore Barlow, we’ll make sure that you have a clear grasp on what is expected of you and the documentation you will have to fill out in order to appoint someone you trust as your power of attorney. Our team of talented solicitors will walk you every step of the way, supporting you in this process and providing you with expert advice.

Who is the donor and what is required of them?

This is the individual making the Power of Attorney, putting plans in place for if they become mentally incapacitated for some reason. The donor will have to be the one submitting the application and be mentally capable when writing it.

The donor will have to provide information such as:

  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Contact telephone number
  • Email address
  • The type of LPA you want to appoint

What information do attorney’s need to provide?

You can put in an application for more than one attorney, especially if you are appointing each person to manage a different area. However, you will need some key pieces of information, such as:

  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Contact telephone number
  • Occupation
  • Email address
  • Relationship to donor

What power will your attorney’s have?

When submitting an application to appoint an attorney you must decide how you would like them to act on your behalf, as this can vary depending on the number of attorney’s you have appointed and for what purpose. You may also want to place some restrictions on their role, so that they can make some decisions but not others.

A few examples of ways attorneys can have power include:

  • Independently
  • Jointly
  • With restrictions (e.g., financial)
  • With charges for their services (i.e., if you have appointed a solicitor)

These are just some of the ways in which you may decide how much power you would like your attorney to have, and it’s vital that you carefully consider all the options available to you. If your attorney ever dies or becomes bankrupt, you will also want to consider having another individual to replace their role.

Finally, it is also key that you notify every person you are appointing to be a power of attorney, so that the process can be legally binding.

Why choose Moore Barlow?

Our firm offer a personalised approach that caters to each client’s individual needs, understanding their situation and giving them access to specialist advice and support. In this we have found success, building strong relationships with our clients and achieving the best outcome possible. We have can also provide you with a wealth of knowledge and experience, thanks to our expert legal team.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington, and Woking and we offer specialist support to clients locally and nationally. Get in touch to find out more.