Powers of Attorney

The population of the United Kingdom is ageing. It is said that in the last 35 years the number of those in the UK aged over 65 grew by 31%. It is predicted that this figure will increase as time goes on.

At Ridley & Hall we think it is very important to make plans now for your old age, when you may not be able to manage your affairs due to mental or physical impairment. Whilst you retain the ability to make decisions for yourself, you should consider very carefully choosing someone to look after your finances and/or your physical welfare in the event you cannot carry out these duties. You can appoint someone to deal with these aspects by choosing an attorney.
Ridley & Hall can help you by:
  • advising you about general powers of attorney and lasting powers of attorney and which may be appropriate to your circumstances
  • discussing the requirements an attorney may need to meet and who may be an appropriate choice as an attorney for you
  • drafting the necessary power of attorney document for you, and ensuring it is signed correctly by all parties
  • explaining to you the steps that need to be taken so your attorneys can commence acting under a lasting power of attorney for you

Please take a look at our factsheet on lasting powers of attorney.

Meet the team

Watch the helpful video below for further information about powers of attorney.


For details of our pricing structure or to make an appointment please call us on 01484 538421 or contact Jill Waddington, Helen Webster or Victoria Maude.


What our clients say:

  • We found the service you offered excellent.  It was extremely friendly, clear and concise, and the communication was informative and speedy with a minimum of fuss.  Sympathetic in the circumstances too.  P.S. Girls on reception – totally lovely, very personable and helpful.

  • All work carried out to our complete satisfaction. Thank you.

  • Jill was very kind and friendly making me feel at ease!

  • I would like to thank the both of you for your help with this matter. I did not realise what being an executor entailed. I know that things like this are an every day part of your jobs, and probably other wills are more complex. Again, though, thank you very much.

  • Jill dealt with us and helped a lot by explaining clearly.  She was very kind to two old people!

  • A first class service, professionally executed in an efficient and timely manner.  A perfect service – so improvements not applicable.

  • The initial appointment was excellent. We were very impressed at being able to have a home visit. Jill was clear, patient and understanding at this sensitive time.

  • As always, very happy with the service from Ridley & Hall. Jill is very professional and efficient in dealing with our wills. We have recommended her to our parents.

  • I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done recently on behalf of me and my late mother. You activated the power of attorney my late mother had set up some years ago, you organised with a colleague the sale of her home and, latterly, you sorted out the probate on her estate. I’m hoping that I won’t have the need of your services again, in the near future anyway, but I do appreciate your expertise and the very friendly and personal way in which you have handled these matters.

  • To all who were dealing with my mother’s estate, I just want to thank you for all the support you have given me throughout from my mother making this Will with you. It has been a very difficult situation to have been in all these years, trying to get people to listen to me but I got there in the end and you were the people who actually listened.

    Thursday 27 November 2014

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