Acting As An Attorney Or Deputy From A Distance

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By Ian Macara, Senior Partner & Panel Deputy at Bennett Griffin

Our alerts have just notified us of this helpful post if you or a loved one or colleague are an Attorney or Deputy:

“A new post, “Acting as an attorney or deputy from a distance – COVID-19 and supporting others” has just been published on the Office of the Public Guardian blog.”

Our specialist Care, Capacity and Court of Protection Team are keeping fully up to speed on this ever changing area of law and best practice due to the significant and important role and responsibilities that Attorneys and Deputies have to fulfil.

We act both as professional Deputy and Attorney and also advise the public who are lay Deputies and Property and Financial Affairs Attorneys or Health and Welfare Attorneys.

We are also currently involved in care decisions including admission to and discharge from hospital, varying care at home plans and provision and care funding options.

If you have not secured the benefits of personalised Powers of Attorney or reviewed your Will then we can also provide strategic advice so that you have all the legal planning and documentation to reassure you and your family.

So while the post is a helpful overview and start, if you still have questions or concerns or would value speaking with one of our experienced team about how to most appropriately help your loved one with these difficult issues then please do call, email or arrange a video call to see how we can be with you at this challenging time.

Take care, IAN

Disclaimer – Please note that this update is not intended to be exhaustive or be a substitute for legal advice. The application of the law in this area will often depend upon the specific facts and you are advised to seek specific advice on any given scenario.