Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors.

Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

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When do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Many of our clients or their families approach us when they or their relative have reached a crisis point due to physical infirmity or they have been diagnosed as being in the early stages of Dementia. You will find that we can offer you and your family comforting help. Many of our staff are trained Dementia Friends, meaning that they understand how you or your loved one are feeling.

We have been able to help hundreds of families to plan ahead using Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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There are 2 types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

Property and Affairs - your Attorneys can make financial decisions relating to selling your home, controlling your bank accounts and claiming benefits on your behalf. It also allows your Attorneys to deal with the payment of care home fees or care at home packages.

Personal Welfare - your Attorneys are permitted to make decisions relating to your living accommodation and care package. This is becoming increasingly important when dealing with hospitals and social services. Decisions can also be made regarding your medical treatment including medical intervention and do-not-resuscitate.

Your Attorney must be over the age of 18, they can not be a bankrupt and they must be someone you trust to run your affairs. At Emmersons Solicitors we would always suggest appointing more than one Attorney so that there is always someone available to assist you if one Attorney takes ill, dies or needs to be abroad for a lengthy period of time.

The Lasting Power of Attorney will need to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used. By registering the document immediately, the Attorney will be able to use the same as soon as it is needed. You, the donor are able to provide your Attorney(s) with guidance, if you wish to do so, regarding the powers that the Attorney(s) will have.

Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

– A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to plan ahead. You can choose now which relative or friend should make decisions for you in the future should you become unable to make decisions yourself. However, you may also wish to also appoint an Attorney to act on your behalf now if you feel unable to deal with financial institutions and utility companies.

For example; we have a number of clients who are in care homes and unable to manage their financial affairs due to physical infirmity. They may have lost their speech or they simply can not visit their bank and have no access to online banking. These clients have mental capacity but they do not have the physical capacity to deal with their affairs.

– An LPA is a complex matter but extremely beneficial for you and your family as it protects your position and ensures provision for both you and your spouse/partner should your health deteriorate.

In some ways an LPA is more important than making a will and deserves careful consideration and preparation by a Solicitor.

Your Attorney could help with some or all of the following;

  • Dealing with your banking
  • Obtaining help from Social Services
  • Applying for and managing State Benefits on your behalf
  • Sigining contracts with Care at Home Agencies
  • Dealing with the clearance and sale of your home

Why use Emmersons Solicitors for your Lasting Power of Attorney?

Tracey Hammond is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. This means that she has the expertise that you need to assist with all issues related to the making of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Our team all all trained as Dementia Friends. They understand how stressful things can be and you will find them to be very supportive and helpful.

We are considered to be experts in our field and have received extensive coverage in North East newspapers, magazines and radio stations.

Our private client team are regulary asked to give talks to charities, banks, members of the public and those working in financial services. Jacqueline Emmerson, Managing Director of Emmersons Solicitors Ltd, has written many articles relating to elderly client matters and estate planning.

We have also been shortlisted twice for the National Law Society Excellence Awards and The Northern Law Awards in respect of our expertise in this area of law.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice regarding a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Our Telephone Numbers are:
Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors Newcastle:   0191 284 6989
Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

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Our Gosforth Office has wheelchair access, you can be dropped off at our front door and there is free parking on the adjoining streets. You can also park opposite our Sunderland Office on John Street.


"I was blown away by your integrity for all the hard work you did on my behalf. I am very grateful for all of your effort and guidance you showed me. Your professionalism was 10 out of 10."

"Very helpful and patient your lawyer explained everything very well and was easy to work with."

"Emmersons advice and expertise was invaluable in ensuring we had a Lasting Power of Attorney put in place for my mother so that when she became unable to manage her affairs we were able to do so on her behalf. Everything was explained very clearly and I would highly recommend their service."

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For initial discussions or to obtain costs information, contact either our Newcastle or Sunderland offices:

0191 567 6667 Sunderland Office

0191 284 6989 Newcastle Office


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