Power of Attorney

Planning ahead at an early stage helps avoid decisions being made in a crisis. If you have family or close friends that you’d like to be involved in decisions about your health and finances, then you could consider setting up a Power of Attorney.


While we do our best to prepare for later life, care needs can quickly escalate. If you've been unable to set up a Power of Attorney, you may want to apply for deputy powers.

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Need legal advice?

Solicitors for the Elderly are an independent specialist group of lawyers who support and make a difference to older people. They may be able to help you with Power of Attorney and Deputyship.

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