Lasting Powers of Attorney

Whenever a loved one begins to lose their mental capacity or is physically incapacitated due to an illness or injury, it can be an extremely upsetting and difficult time. We at V E White & Co. understand this and strive to aid our client’s through this difficult period to the best of our ability.

If an person is likely to, or has already begun to, lose their mental capacity, which impairs their ability to carry out tasks for themselves and also diminishes their ability to understand what is going on around them, or is physically unable to sign cheques and other documents due to a physical impairment, the Lasting Power of Attorney forms are extremely important. These forms can be put in place as a precautionary measure, which will enable a wife, son, daughter or a trusted friend to become an attorney for someone who may be losing their mental capacity or injured. The Lasting Power of Attorney gives the attorney the power to sign, or make important decisions on behalf of a person who is unable to do this for themselves.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney, Property & Affairs and Health & Welfare. The Property & Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney, gives the attorney the power to deal with a persons assets, which can include settling bills, writing cheques or dealing with property related matters.

The Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney enables the attorney to make important decisions in relation to the persons health or future care. If the person is unable to make this decision, the attorney can decide that a care home, or a certain course of medical action is in the best interests of the person and with the Lasting Power of Attorney in place, are able to make this decision.

The Lasting Power of Attorney can be created at any time, even if persons mental capacity is perfect. The forms are put in place to cover the eventuality that a person is unable to make decisions for themselves in the future, giving a sense of comfort that this eventuality is arranged. The Forms can only be used when a person is no longer able to make the decisions for themself. Up until this time, a person giving the Lasting Power of Attorney is in control of all of his or her affairs, with no outside interference.

We at V E White & Co. understand that these forms are extremely important and treat each case with our full time and attention. The Lasting Power of Attorney will give peace of mind to a family, who will know that should something happen to a loved one, they are able to step in and help, without the need of having to apply to court, which can be a very long and expensive process.

We at V.E. White & Co. are dedicated to providing a first rate legal experience and the Lasting Power of Attorney procedure is one we are particularly proud of. Our team will ensure that the procedure is complete professionally, with due care and diligence taken at all times, to ensure that these forms are given the full attention they deserve due to their importance.

Wills & Probate

We at V. E. White & Co. believe that a properly drafted will, to ensure your estate is dealt with in a tax-efficient manner, is essential in our day and age. Our Wills & Probate team have the specialist knowledge and skills required in the areas of wills, tax planning and probate to help our client’s through a difficult time for their family and loved ones.

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Employment Law

Whether it is a dispute with employees or an employer, you have been made redundant or simply wish our team to peruse any employment contracts you put together, our legal team are able to help with any employment law related needs.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Whenever a loved one begins to lose their mental capacity or is physically incapacitated due to an illness or injury, it can be an extremely upsetting and difficult time. We at V E White & Co. understand this and strive to aid our client’s through this difficult period to the best of our ability.

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Residential Conveyancing

Our  Conveyancing team at V E White & Co. specialise in Residential property, whether that be buying or selling any property. The team will handle the process with the minimum amount of stress and ensure that your sale or purchase runs as smoothly as possible.

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Commercial Conveyancing

Our Commercial Department specialises in commercial conveyancing and business matters. It follows the same principles as the residential property division.

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Immigration Law

Our immigration department is geared up to meet all your requirements both in terms of costs efficiency and swift turn-around.

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Prenuptial Agreements

With frequent changes in family relationships, agreements before marriage are advisable.
We can assist you with these Pre-Marital agreements which are now recognised by the courts.

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Family Law

As a specialist family law practice, we use all of our joint experience in providing the best eventual outcome for our clients.  The decision to divorce or to end a relationship is rarely taken lightly.

It can be a time of great anguish, upset and shock, yet one in three marriages in the United Kingdom end in divorce. . .

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Deputyship Applications

Whenever a loved one begins to lose their mental capacity or is physically incapacitated due to an illness or injury, but has passed the point where they are deemed capable of consenting to a Lasting Power of Attorney, then a Deputyship application can be made to the court, allowing you take care of their financial affairs or their personal welfare.

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