Michael joined Brachers in December of 2010 and moved to the Private Client team in September 2014.
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection deputyship applications
- Creation of Personal Injury Trusts
- Deeds of retirement and appointment of trustees
- Associate member of the Institute of Paralegals
Michael has worked in the Private Client department for a number of years, during which time he has gained valuable experience in a variety of power of attorney and court of protection matters. Michael is now a paralegal dealing with all aspects of powers of attorney and court of protection work. He also drafts trust deeds.
Michael particularly enjoys Private Client work because of the variety it offers and how he gets to work closely with clients from different backgrounds, helping them to plan for their future.
- Advising on obtaining an appropriate Court of Protection order to access specific assets to fund the client’s ongoing care fees.
- Registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney to manage a client’s financial affairs, which also included funding live in care for the client.
- Advising on and creating a personal injury trust to enable clients to continue to be entitled to means-tested benefits following a damages payment of circa £90,000.
- Advising and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney for wealthy clients to allow family members to assist in the running of their financial affairs.
- Appointing Brachers Trust Corporation as professional attorney/deputy and/or trustees.
“Competent, approachable and professional.”
“I appreciated your ability to explain matters in layman’s terms and not in legal jargon.”
World Mental Health Day – Tuesday 10 October
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Footballer detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act
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