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Thinking about a time when you may no longer be able to manage your own affairs is a difficult subject. Stronachs’ private client team can help you take steps to ensure the people you want to look after you can step in if the need arises.  

We are highly experienced in advising on all aspects of granting powers of attorney, and advising attorneys when capacity has been lost.

We are often asked to assist when concerns arise that a loved one is becoming less able to manage their finances, or to look after their personal welfare.  After meeting the person concerned, we will make an initial assessment if a power of attorney can be put in place. If the matter is unclear, we can liaise with their GP.

If capacity has been lost and it is too late to put in place a power of attorney, our dispute resolution team can assist with applying to the court for an intervention or guardianship order. 

Once an order has been granted we have a wealth of experience in advising guardians and ensuring they comply with the various duties and reporting requirements they are under.

For those with concerns about their future medical care, we can put in place living wills to make their wishes known and to help take difficult decisions out of their family’s hands.  If you suffer from a serious and irreversible medical condition, a living will confirms your wish not to be given various life-sustaining treatments, such as artificial feeding.

We also have expertise in the creation and ongoing administration of personal injury and vulnerable beneficiary trusts, which can qualify for special advantageous tax treatment.  We can create a bespoke solution for you to ensure that your needs are met in the most flexible and tax advantageous way possible.

 

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Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Head of Private Client

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T: 01224 845 858
M: 07884 658 473
E: jaclyn.russell@stronachs.com

Kirsten Anderson

Kirsten Anderson

Senior Associate, Private Client

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T: 01224 845 899
M: 07552 686 958
E: kirsten.anderson@stronachs.com

Karen Oliver

Karen Oliver

Senior Associate, Private Client

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T: 01224 845 841
E: karen.oliver@stronachs.com

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