Powers of Attorney

Granting a Power of Attorney to someone you trust allows you to plan ahead for the situation where you become unable to manage your own affairs; it is a sensible measure at any stage in your life and not just for older people.

Attorneys can take action or make decisions on your behalf in relation to your finances, your  care and welfare, or both.  It is up to you to decide what powers your Attorneys should hold in relation to your affairs and when they should be able to act.

You can appoint one or more Attorneys to assist you with financial matters while you are still capable of dealing with them yourself and a different person if you wish as your Welfare Attorney, who will only act once you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

A solicitor or doctor must sign a certificate stating that they have spoken with the granter of the Power of Attorney immediately before they signed the document and are confident that the granter understands it and has not been unduly influenced.

A Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian in Dundee before it is used and for this there is a fee of £79.

We offer fixed price Powers of Attorney - £220

If a couple both wish to grant a Power of Attorney we offer a discount of £20 for each so that the total cost would be £400

To discuss your requirements please call Quill Legal on : 0131 564 1044 or email us on : kay@quilllegal.co.uk 

Kay Blaikie

Hudson House
8 Albany Street
Edinburgh EH1 3QB

0131 564 1044

Executry Solicitors Scotland