• There are various types of power of attorney documents, consisting of lasting powers of attorney, general powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney. Ultimately, a power of attorney is a legal document which is signed by a person (the donor), that grants a named individual/individuals/trust corporation (the attorney/s) to act on your behalf. As a donor, you should appoint people you trust as they will be able to make decisions on your behalf and act in relation to your property and finances and/or health and welfare decisions.

    • Why choose Brachers?

      Our experienced team always treat each clients’ needs with a personal approach and ensure that the advice given has their best interests at heart. We are specialists in acting on behalf of elderly and vulnerable clients and their families and will always deliver clear advice, avoiding legal jargon, to ensure that all our clients understand the options available to them.

      We strive to provide the best added value service possible, whether that is out-of-hours phone calls when you need support, or home visits to talk through matters face-to-face in a familiar and comfortable environment.

      Recognition of our expertise

      Partner Mary Rimmer, who leads our experienced powers of attorney team, is widely recognised as an expert in later life planning and acting for elderly and vulnerable clients and their families. Mary is highlighted in The Legal 500 2022 guide as a ‘Key Lawyer’ and ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the areas of Charities and Not-for-profit. 

      Mary dedicates much of her time supporting the Alzheimer’s Society, as a volunteer, a Dementia Friends Ambassador and an active member of the Dementia Friendly Community for both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. Her commitment to raising awareness of people living with dementia led to Mary becoming a finalist in the ‘Emma Kent Award for Outstanding Contribution’ category in the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards 2019. 

      In 2022, Mary’s passion for supporting charities was commended, with her win of the ‘Contribution to the Community Award’ at the Kent Law Society Awards. The award recognises Mary’s dedication to the charity sector, including her position as trustee of Spadework and Maidstone Mencap Charitable Trust. 

      Mary is also a member of the professional bodies and groups below and has received a merit in the Step Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients.

      • Solicitors for the Elderly
      • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
      • The STEP Mental Capacity Special Interest Group
      • The STEP Charities Special Interest Group
      • The Court of Protection Practitioners’ Group (CoPPA)
      • The Charity Law Association.

      Our Private Client team is ranked consistently in the top guides to law firms, achieving the top tier in the Personal Tax and Probate category in The Legal 500. The team are regularly recognised in numerous prestigious industry awards, including winning ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2021 and ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2020. 

      Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships that make us stand out from the rest. 

      Get in touch today

      Our power of attorney solicitors are based in Maidstone and Canterbury and are on hand to help with any queries you may have.

      For more information or to get in touch you can book a free 15 minute online appointment with one of our team. Alternatively, start your estate planning journey today with our online tool and we will then be able to have a more informed discussion with you at your first meeting with us.

      To find out more about our Power of Attorney services download our factsheet or for information on our pricing for LPAs take a look at our LPA Charging Structure.

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