Power of Attorney & Court of Protection

Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (`LPA`) is a legal document to appoint someone you trust to act as your attorney to manage your affairs if you become unable to do so yourself.

There are two different types:

  • A Property & Financial Affairs LPA to assist you with managing your property and financial matters.
  • A Health & Welfare LPA to allow your attorney to make decisions on your behalf in respect of your health and care.

We can discuss your particular requirements and arrange to register the LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Appointments can be offered at our Tamworth office, or at home for your convenience.

Tony Illsley
Tony Illsley
Sarah Hassell
Sarah Hassall
Rebbeca Taylor
Rebecca Taylor
Natasha Bartosik
Natasha Bartosik

For more information, to arrange an appointment, or for a no-obligation telephone discussion please call: 01827 311411

Areas of specialism:

  • General powers of attorney
  • Lasting powers of attorney for finance & property
  • Lasting powers of attorney for health & welfare
  • Acting as certificate provider
  • Registration with the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Providing solicitor-certified copies of LPA
  • Registration of enduring powers of attorney

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a specialist court to help with decision making for people who are unable to make decisions for themselves.

An application to the Court of Protection maybe necessary to appoint a deputy to act for you.

Our specialist lawyers can provide advice on mental capacity issues and how to apply to the Court of Protection. We assist deputies with their management duties and obligations and complete annual accounts to the Public Guardian.

We can obtain orders to allow a deputy to manage bank accounts and arrange for the sale of property.

Tony Illsley

Partner and solicitor Tony Illsley acts as a court-appointed deputy if there is no family member or trusted friend to carry out this role.

For more information and to arrange an appointment, or for a no-obligation telephone discussion please call 01827 311411.

Areas of specialism:

  • Advising potential deputies
  • Applying to the Court of Protection
  • Obtaining supporting medical evidence of capacity
  • Obtaining deputyship orders
  • Online security bonding arrangements
  • Trusteeship orders
  • Annual accounts for Public Guardian
  • Statutory wills

Meet the Team

Natasha Bartosik

Private Client Paralegal (LLB)

Natasha Bartosik

Natasha joined Rutherfords in 2016 and holds a degree in Business Law, as well as having a Legal Secretary and HND Legal Studies Diploma.

Natasha is an experienced Paralegal, working in the Private Client Department, dealing with all matters relating to the Administration of Estates, Grants of Probate and accounting to beneficiaries, as well as taking instructions for Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Rebbeca Taylor

Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx)

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca joined Rutherfords in 2018, as part of the expansion of our Private Client Department.

Rebecca has a wealth of experience working in Wills & Probate for over 10 years and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2015.

Rebecca deals with all aspects of Private Client work such as Wills and Powers of Attorney but specialises in Administration of Estates, Inheritance tax planning, Probate (including Grants of Probate, full administration and letters of administration) as well as deeds of variation and trusts.

Rebecca also has extensive experience in dealing with transfers of property to beneficiaries and trustees.

Sarah Hassell

Senior Private Client Paralegal & HR Manager

Sarah Hassall

Sarah joined Rutherfords in 2014 and has over 15 years’ experience within the Private Client Sector.

Sarah is a qualified Paralegal and deals with all aspects of private client work but specialises in drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and the elderly client arena. She also supervises the junior members of the private client team.

Sarah works alongside Partner, Tony Illsley, to assist with Business Development and Pro Bono work for local charities like St Giles Hospice, Midlands Air Ambulance charity and the Birmingham Children’s hospital.

Sarah is also our HR Manager for the entire firm.

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