Handing over powers of attorney to another person with regard to your personal affairs is a concept going back to Roman times. There are many reasons why it may become difficult for you to manage your own affairs – it may be age related or you could live in a different country so physically can’t get to the bank.

The most common situation is ageing couples who have the foresight to realise they may need some help as they grow older. If you lose mental capacity then you cannot give power of attorney. This means it can be an expensive, distressing and lengthy process to go to the Court of Protectionand appoint a deputy.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

Property and affairs – this is a legal document which allows an attorney to make decisions about paying bills, dealing with banks, collecting benefits etc.

Health and welfare – this is a legal document which allows an attorney to make decisions on issues such as medical treatment, personal care and physical welfare.

Our expert powers of attorney solicitors team can provide:

  • personal service to identify which power of attorney is right for you
  • practical advice in this sensitive area
  • we manage the process on your behalf from start to finish
  • the benefit of our many years of experience in this area

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If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.

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I am very glad that I found your office and especially Helen Green. I enjoy dealing with people who know what they are doing.

Mr S

Grace Kennedy was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Updating our wills was a very smooth and efficient process.

Mr W

The service and communication provided by Michaela throughout the process of dealing with my mum’s estate has been exemplary.

Mr E

Excellent customer service and attention to detail by Mr Hartley. Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

Ms Y

Pleasure to do business with McHale & Co. Everything is thoroughly explained, whatever questions we asked. Easy to make contact, we as a family have dealt with your company before and cannot fault any part of our dealing with yourselves.

Mrs L

Helen was excellent. Very clear in her explanations of options and implications of decisions made in our wills.

Mr & Mrs T

A big thank you to Grace Kennedy who went the extra mile and provided me with lots of information regarding making, signing and checking the process for me and after signing a list of use points and information. Excellent customer/client care.

Mr S

I feel that the people employed within this firm really listen and respond accordingly

Mrs S

Many thanks for your assistance with everything (Helen Green), you’ve made it all seem a lot more manageable at a difficult time.

Ms W

Helen, can I just thank you for the professional and thorough way in which you have dealt with this matter and your advice has been very welcome at times. Worth every penny for peace of mind.

Mr L

Extremely helpful and considerate. Very attentive . Nothing was too much trouble from the first phone call to receiving a hard copy of the will. Couldn’t have asked for more. I would not hesitate in recommending you to friends and family. A fantastic service all round. Thank you Michaela.

Mr M

I would like to thank you (Paul Fitton) for your most professional guidance and advice, I appreciate the effort and time you devoted to my issues on this subject.

Mr S

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