The directors of my firm have acted as professional attorneys under Property & Financial Affairs LPAs (and before that Enduring Powers of Attorney) for many years.
Increasingly care homes are keen for Health & Welfare LPAs to be put in place and we are seeing an increasing demand from clients for these.
What I would like to know from other firms is whether directors or partners in their firms act as health and welfare attorneys and if so any issues that may arise from such an appointment. While it is one thing managing a person’s bank account, it is another where you are potentially making life or death decisions, or choosing a care home, when you may not know the client very well.
Any feedback would be gratefully received.
Graham & Rosen Solicitors, Hull