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Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

We have an expert team who are experienced in all matters regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). Our experienced team are here to guide you through this process in order to give you peace of mind that someone you trust, is able to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the capacity to make them for yourself. 

Whatever your circumstances, we are able to guide you through the process of making and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney with the Office of Public Guardian, ensuring that you will have the confidence of knowing that your personal welfare will be looked after.

Free initial telephone options appointment

Our expert team are here to take the worry off your hands and put your mind at ease. We provide a free initial telephone consultation to see how we can assist in your circumstances. Please call your preferred office below for a no obligation, initial discussion or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call you back.

Chesterfield – Call Jon Barber on 01246 231 288

Derby – Call Alastair Seel on 01332 372 311

Mansfield & Nottingham – Call Judi Wigmore on 01623 655 666

At Elliot Mather, our remote working capability allows us to service any client needs via telephone communication and video conferencing. Please contact us for further information.

What are Health and Welfare LPAs? 

Making a Health & Welfare LPA is a way to plan ahead in case you lose the capacity to make decisions yourself. It involves assigning someone you trust (usually a family member or friend) to act on your behalf when you cannot do so. Health and Welfare Attorneys make decisions regarding your personal welfare. This could include:

  • Daily routine (e.g. washing, dressing and eating)
  • Medical care
  • Where you live

Why are Health and Welfare Attorneys important?

Without having a LPA in place there are a number of things that could happen:

  • Where you live and what care you require – If you don’t appoint an attorney, Social Services may become involved in order to make decisions about where you live and the care you require.
  • Decisions about your Health and Welfare – these could made without your wishes being taken into consideration, only your legal next of kin would be consulted (who you may not wish you be your LPA). Decisions could be made about matters –such as resuscitation – without knowledge of your own wishes.

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney doesn’t mean you are giving up the control of your own health and welfare, it enables someone to speak on your behalf when you have lost capacity to do so and the powers only begin when you have lost capacity to make decisions yourself.

Our team of solicitors understand that the process of appointing someone to be your Health and Welfare LPA can be daunting, but we are here to guide you through it, offering clear and straightforward advice.

How we can help

Our team members all have experience of helping people draft both Welfare & Financial LPAs and we are committed to delivering a professional and confidential service.

Location 

Our Solicitors are able to provide expert advice across the country with a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield, and Derby.

How to get in contact 

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call or email you back.

Chesterfield – Call Jon Barber on 01246 231 288

Derby – Call Alastair Seel on 01332 372 311

Mansfield & Nottingham – Call Judi Wigmore on 01623 655 666

At Elliot Mather, our remote working capability allows us to service any client needs via telephone communication and video conferencing. Please contact us for further information.

Andrew Yates

LLP Member and Head of Department

Andrew joined Elliot Mather LLP in 2000 as a Legal Executive and subsequently qualified as a Solicitor.  He has been an LLP Member since 2008 and is now head of the Residential Property Department.  

His vision, experience, knowledge and IT skills have been key to the development of the Residential Property Departments across the practice over the last 15 years.   Andrew has a wealth of experience of all types of property transactions and specialises in:-

  • Residential sales and services and purchases.
  • Rights to buy
  • Transfer of equity
  • Re-mortgage/bank security
  • Equity release
  • Deed of Easements
  • New Builds
  • Complex Legal Charges
  • Declaration of Trust
  • Property Developments
  • Complex Property Transactions.

Andrew has a friendly, no nonsense approach to work which is appreciated by clients, Estate Agents, Developers and his staff alike.

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