Helping you Through Powers of Attorney Disputes
Our civil litigators have considerable experience advising on Powers of Attorney and Deputy disputes. A Powers of Attorney is a legal document by which an individual hands over the power to manage their affairs to another person. These powers can range from the power to manage property and financial affairs, to making health and welfare decisions for that person.
Attorney and Deputy Disputes
There is often misunderstanding over the use of a Powers of Attorney and what power it gives to those who hold it for a person who has lost capacity. This often leads to Powers of Attorney and Deputy disputes which are distressing for all involved. The powers given to the attorney can sometimes be abused and/or there may be disagreement about who should act as attorney for an individual who lacks capacity.
Disputes can also arise between Attorneys already appointed and as to whether an attorney should remain appointed for an individual who lacks capacity. These disputes can occur when the attorney applies to register the Powers of Attorney. They can also occur some time after the Power has been registered when money or assets of the individual are disposed of or start to dwindle.
Dealing with Powers of Attorney Disputes
If you believe that a Powers of Attorney has been signed in inappropriate circumstances or wish to challenge the appointment of a particular attorney, then we can help. At Fraser Dawbarns, our civil litigators have a wealth of experience in dealing with disputes in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney, deputyships and matters relating to capacity, as well as disputed applications in relation to the appointment or removal of an attorney.
We understand that these situations can be very upsetting and we have solicitors who are members of professional organisations such as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and Solicitors for the Elderly who understand the need to give you timely and practical advice. Sometimes it is more appropriate for the issues to be resolved by the courts and in these situations our solicitors can also apply to the Court of Protection on your behalf or provide representation if a matter is already with the court.
We started this matter before the COVID 19 lockdown commenced. Despite the difficulties, Rebekah and all of the staff have dealt with our calls and correspondence in a very efficient manner at all times, well done.Client - Wisbech Office
Why Choose Fraser Dawbarns To Help You?
Free, No Obligation Consultation
You may be unsure about whether your Powers of Attorney dispute is valid or you may be wary about being pressured into making a claim if you see a solicitor. The team at Fraser Dawbarns will be happy to listen to your situation and advise you on whether we think you have a claim and whether we think you have a reasonable prospect of success. We will give you our opinion and an idea of any potential costs but will not put you under any pressure to proceed if you are not yet ready to do so.
To accommodate the different requirements of our clients, we offer a choice of service levels so that you can choose the level of contact that best suits your needs. By offering the choice between undertaking work on either a fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate, we give you the freedom to pick the pricing option that best suits you.
Fixed Fee Service
It is important to us that our clients know exactly what they will pay and the scope of the services they will receive at the beginning of the transaction. That is why Fraser Dawbarns offer a fixed fee service with no hidden costs or unexpected charges for clients who are dealing with legal disputes.
An Experienced Team
Fraser Dawbarns are ideally situated to help you with any legal claims you may have. Our team of civil litigation experts have years of experience handling a wide range of claims and disputes and the team is ranked in the Legal 500 guide to the top law firms for our Debt Recovery, Employment, Personal Injury and Contentious Probate work. With offices in Wisbech, King’s Lynn, Downham Market, March and Ely we are close at hand when you need to see someone to discuss your case.
If you would like help with any legal dispute, please contact us to see how we can help you.
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Our team will help you from the beginning of your case to the end, giving you total peace of mind. If you would like friendly, client focused advice on a wide range of legal issues, get in touch and see how we can help you.
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