At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Power of Attorney for others

Obtaining a POA for a parent or relative

Many people turn to Thompsons to create a Power of Attorney for a parent or relative to ensure everything is in place if they become unable to deal with their own affairs in the future.

Our private client solicitors will arrange an appointment to meet with your parent or relative, as it will be them granting the powers.  We need to confirm your parent or relative are fully competent and our instruction is coming from them and not from anyone else.  During our meeting we will explain everything clearly ensuring they are fully aware of what they are putting in place.  We will answer any questions you or your family members may have.

If you are coming along to the meeting please do not be insulted if we ask you to leave the room briefly or wait in reception whilst we take instructions from your family member.

Creating a POA for a child

In Scotland when a child turns 16 they become an adult, therefore as a parent you will lose the authority to act on your child’s behalf.  This can be a worrying time for you as a parent if your child suffers from an illness or disability that will make it difficult for them to look after their own welfare and finances in the future.

Our solicitors will talk you through what can be put in place to protect your child in advance ensuring their interests are protected prior to turning 16. We will explain the differences between creating a power of attorney and guardianship order and the benefits of having this in place.

Our solicitors have a particular interest in the law with regards to these circumstances and put communication at the forefront of everything we do, an ability to communicate with families is essential in this area and we will ensure that everyone involved is confident in placing their trust in Thompsons.

Talk to Thompsons

Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and dedicated to help you and your family safeguard their future in the event they are unable to deal with their own affairs.  With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Peebles and Galashiels we can arrange a meeting at an office suitable to you or in the event you are unable to travel we can arrange a home visit.

Contact us on 0800 0891331 for more information or to chat with one of our solicitors.

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