Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection

A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to choose someone, known as your attorney, to make decisions on your behalf. Once registered, this can allow your attorney to make decisions on your behalf immediately or at a time when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. The majority of lasting powers completed relate to property and financial affairs. These authorise an attorney to operate bank accounts, manage investments and buy and sell property on your behalf. It is also possible to appoint attorneys to make decisions regarding health and welfare matters. This may cover medical treatment that you would, or conversely may not wish to receive, in such circumstances that you may specify and also whether you continue to live in your own home or move into residential care.

AMD can advise you on the appointment of appropriate attorneys and assist with the preparation of a Lasting Power of Attorney tailored to meet your particular requirements.

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How Long Does Power of Attorney Last?

Powers of Attorney are instruments which allow a third party to take decisions on your behalf if you lose the capacity to do so.

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AMD's Probate Talks - A summary of the main issues

Last month, AMD Solicitors hosted two probate talks to outline current issues in Private Client Law. The talks are held to inform members of the public about the changing law and there are opportunities to ask questions. We had an excellent turn out last month presenting to 30 people at the Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church.

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Businesses and Powers of Attorney - Keep it running smoothly

By Andrew Jack   Wills and Probate Solicitor with AMD Solicitors 

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Who is Suitable to hold your Lasting Power of Attorney?

Andrew Jack of AMD Solicitors discusses the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney and who is suitable to make important decisions on your behalf.

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Deputyship - Assuming Responsibility for Others

Andrew Jack, Probate and Wills Specialist with AMD Solicitors answers a frequently asked question.

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Fielder Club - Frequently asked Questions and Answers

Andrew Jack of AMD Solicitors gave a talk to around 40 members of a Westbury-on-Trym community organisation on 2 April 2012 about the various options available to them on planning for their later years.

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What would happen to your business if you were not there to run it?

Andrew Jack and Florence Pearce, Solicitors at AMD raise the question every business owner should think about.

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Putting your Affairs in Order

Claire Nelson Solicitor with AMD Solicitors advises putting your affairs in order.