We recommend that whenever you make a Will you should also consider putting in place a power of attorney. If this is done at the same time as a Will we charge £200.00 for the first Power of Attorney and if there is a mirror image for a spouse then £30.00 for the second power, in each case plus VAT.
Please note that there are two types of powers of attorney, one for property and financial affairs and the other for health and welfare: the Office of the Public Guardian treats these as being entirely separate so that even if we submit two at the same time we have to prepare forms and pay charges exactly as if the registration process was being made on behalf of totally separate clients.
We can make powers of attorney at the same time as Wills relatively cheaply since a fair proportion of the facts needed to prepare one document can be used for the other and unlike the OPG we do not charge twice for this but if the power of attorney is prepared as a “stand alone” document then our charge for this will be £220.00 plus VAT though again a mirror image for a spouse will be charged at £30.00 plus VAT only.
If we are requested to make both types of powers of attorney then we charge half price for the preparation of the second power of attorney together with £30.00 plus VAT for any mirror image.
The Wills and Powers of Attorney are normally dealt with by our Senior Partner Richard Malcolm Napier (normally called Tim Napier) – email@example.com, his son Richard John Napier (normally called Richard) – firstname.lastname@example.org and Tim’s assistant Kristina Wills – email@example.com, under the supervision of Tim Napier.