Lasting Power of Attorney & Court of Protection Matters
Sadly many of us have encountered family members or friends who either through age or accident become mentally incapable of managing their own affairs, either Property & Financial or Health & Welfare affairs. In these circumstances it is important to both protect and assist our loved ones either by the preparation of a Lasting Power of Attorney, or where someone has already lost their mental capacity, by an application to the Court of Protection for someone to be appointed as Deputy to deal with these affairs on their behalf. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 governs the law and procedures for applying to the Court of Protection and are complex. Roebucks have years of experience in assisting individuals in making applications to the Court of Protection and also in acting as professional Deputies and Attorneys where there is no family member or anyone else willing or able to take on that role.
Our Team is headed by Director, Victoria de-Mel who is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). Estate planning is the central part of Victoria’s workload ensuring that her clients leave their financial affairs in good shape, preserving their assets for the benefit of their families in the most tax effective way.
Our private client services include:
- Preparation of Wills
- Inheritance Tax Planning
- Trust creation, administration and accounting
- Probate & Intestacy Estate Administration
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (Property & Financial Affairs)
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (Health & Welfare Affairs)
- Court of Protection Applications
- Deeds of Variation / Deeds of Family Arrangement
- Residential care planning
- Home Visits