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Powers of Attorney for Property & Finance: A User's Guide

Powers of Attorney for Property & Finance: A User's Guide



Over six million powers of attorney are now registered in England and Wales. With more people living to an older age that number is growing daily. But getting a power of attorney registered is the easy part - what do you do when you actually have to use the powers to manage the finances of someone else, whether they are a relative or friend?

Powers of Attorney for Property & Finance: A User's Guide is the plain English guide which will help you manage your own situation more confidently. It is written by Ann Stanyer, a solicitor with nearly 40 years of experience in advising her own clients, and she has used that wisdom to set out clearly and concisely what your responsibilities are and how you should act to avoid disputes. It answers all the key questions you will have such as :

  • when should you start using your power of attorney?
  • what records do you need to keep?
  • how can you work with the banks?
  • what happens if there is a complaint against you?

It also provides invaluable guidance on some of the more complex aspects of acting as an attorney such as deciding on what gifts can be made and things to look out for if there are foreign assets or holiday homes to be managed.

Throughout the text, Ann uses case studies and practical examples to bring the process to life which makes the book the essential companion for everyone taking on this necessary but often daunting role.

About the author

Ann is an acknowledged expert in older persons affairs, practising law in this area for nearly 40 years. She is a partner in Wedlake Bell in London, acting as a professional attorney and deputy for clients and regularly speaking on mental capacity and older clients affairs.

Ann has written several books, her last being the second edition of financial abuse of Older Clients: Law, Practice and Prevention.

Prices & formats

  • Published 1st November 2023
  • £20 
  • 256 pages
  • Paperback and ebook 
  • ISBN: 978-1-7393103-3-2


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