Hi Mat – I would just like to thank you for advising and acting for us with regards to my dad’s estate. An excellent service. I would like to especially mention Mary who had an excellent client manner and is very efficient. A credit to Cocks Lloyd.
LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY; COURT OF PROTECTION MATTERS OR OFFICE OF PUBLIC
Legal Mechanisms exist for giving people legal rights to help look after the affairs of other people. Many clients wish to put in hand formal arrangements to nominate someone else to have their authority to help look after their financial affairs, for various reasons.
If people cannot make decisions themselves about their financial and other affairs, it may be necessary to involve the Court of Protection or Office of Public Guardian.
These are more properly known as Advance Decisions. You can sign a document setting out the circumstances under which you would not want to receive life-prolonging medical treatment if you became seriously ill in the future and you were incapable of making your own healthcare decisions.