All you need to know about Lasting Powers of Attorney

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All you need to know about Lasting Powers of Attorney

None of us like to think about losing the ability to manage own affairs and to make decisions about money and welfare. However, an estimated 700,000 have dementia, including one in five over 80. Brain injuries or mental health problems render others incapable of making their own decisions. It is therefore important to put arrangements in place early, so that someone we trust can make those important decisions on our behalf.

You now do that through a Power of Attorney. Changes to the law relating to the powers of attorney took place on 1st October 2007. Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) were introduced in 1987, and were replaced by Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), introduced under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Guide to Making a Lasting Powers of Attorney

Jackson Barrett & Gass are experienced in handling LPAs from start to finish in an efficient and friendly matter. We are used to dealing with clients through family members where needed and our service has been used remotely also.


Lasting Powers of Attorney Solicitors

Mary

Mary Barrow

  • Director

Mary joined Jackson Barrett & Gass in 1984 and became cashier in 2000.

Mary acts as front of house & is usually the friendly face greeting clients at the office. She also assists Sean & Ellie in their roles. 

Outside of work, Mary enjoys watching Manchester City, gardening and cooking.

Natalie

Natalie Rogerson

  • Associate Solicitor

Natalie joined Jackson Barrett & Gass in April 2016 from another high street practice in Altrincham.

Natalie has gained extensive experience across two areas of law having practised a mixed caseload since qualifying. Natalie is proficient across the residential property spectrum & also has extensive experience within Wills & Probate, which allows Natalie to deal with linked property work.

Outside of work Natalie enjoys socialising with friends & spending time with family.

Nicola

Nicola Lloyd

  • Senior Associate Solicitor

Nicola joined Jackson Barret & Gass in January 2017. Previously, Nicola worked at a high street firm in Altrincham where she spent the last 10 years dealing with all aspects of private client work. 

Nicola has completed all of the modules required to become a qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and merely awaits formal notification of acceptance to the Society.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys playing netball, playing in 2 social netball leagues and spending quality time with her young family. She has also recently taken up running and has so far ran a couple of 10km events.


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They can also be contacted by telephone - 01625 523988

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