Our solicitors can handle most types of civil litigation. In addition we can provide clients with advice on a wide range of issues where a solicitors expertise is required. We can assess whether Legal Aid would be available.
We can also provide advice on :
Powers of Attorney
Granting a Power of Attorney means giving written authority to someone you trust to look after your financial (and/or welfare) interests should you be unable or unwilling to do so yourself. The time to do this is before you need it – speak to our Partners for further advice.
Adults with Incapacity
If a Power of Attorney is not granted at the appropriate time, then if someone becomes incapable of managing their own affairs, it is sometimes necessary for an application to be made under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. What this means is that someone (usually a close relative) applies to the court for authority to become financial or welfare guardian or to obtain authority to take a specific action such as selling a house or operating a bank account. This is usually a much more expensive and time consuming option than granting a Power of Attorney in advance. All guardians appointed by the court can obtain assistance from, and are also regulated by, the Office of the Public Guardian in Falkirk
Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice on your particular case and we shall be happy to advise whether we can assist.