Mental incapacity can affect anyone and can arise as a result of sudden events that cannot be anticipated.  It is also a gradual process related to illness or sometimes of old age. It is vital for individuals to be prepared for the possibility of mental incapacity.


Winckworth Sherwood can assist with the drafting and advising on Lasting Power of Attorney documents introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on 1 October 2007.  If there are specific concerns about any medical treatment, these can be addressed by an Advance Decision, which has been given a statutory footing by the 2005 Act.

In particular we can assist with:

  • registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney (created before 1 October 2007)
  • preparation of Personal Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • preparation of Property and Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian
  • advice to attorneys as to duties under registered powers of attorney
  • advice regarding deputyship where no power of attorney exists
  • dealings with the Court of Protection
  • advice regarding an Advance Decision and in particular whether an Advanced Statement or an Advance Refusal is required

Contact Details

Hugh MacDougald

Partner

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5149

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5070

Email. hmacdougald@wslaw.co.uk

Hugh MacDougald


Tim Snaith

Partner

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5147

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5099

Email. tsnaith@wslaw.co.uk

Tim Snaith


Penelope Manfield

Senior Associate

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5063

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5070

Email. pmanfield@wslaw.co.uk

Penelope Manfield


Susan Greville

Associate

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5028

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5070

Email. sgreville@wslaw.co.uk

Susan  Greville


Bharat Mandalia

Senior Trust Manager

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5019

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5070

Email. bmandalia@wslaw.co.uk

Bharat Mandalia


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The ‘knowledgeable and sound’ Hugh MacDougald heads an ‘exemplary’ private client practice at Winckworth Sherwood, which advises private individuals, trustees and executors on domestic and international tax and trust structuring. It is noted for its ‘high service levels, with considerable strength in depth’. Tim Snaith is also recommended.

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