Powers of Attorney
If you are not able to present, yourself in person to make a decision whether in the UK or any other country you can give a Power of Attorney. The person to whom the Power of Attorney is given will “be your attorney” and will represent you in your absence.
A Power of Attorney can be given for any matter to an individual to manage your affairs including financial and property matters.
Choosing the right Attorney is very important it must be someone you can fully trust. In most cases this might be a person’s husband, wife, partner or any other family member or friend.
It can also be a Company, Solicitor, Lawyer or Advocate to act on your behalf however, this can often cost more than providing the power of attorney to an individual.
You should make sure you understand all the implications of making a Power of Attorney as it can often be difficult to revoke once it is given to an individual.
Deed Poll/Change of Name Deed
A person can change their name, by making a Deed Poll or Change of Name Deed. The previous name will be renounced, and the new name will be affirmed. A Deed Poll document is a formal statement that enables you to prove to such record holders that you have changed your name and it provides you with the required documentary evidence of the name by which you wish to be known.
We prepare Accommodation Reports for Entry Clearance purposes to verify that the sponsors accommodation satisfies the current requirements under the Housing Act to accommodate an individual or individuals upon their entry into the United Kingdom.
Such reports are required for those making applications for individuals to enter the UK as spouses, civil partners, fiancé, proposed civil partners, unmarried and same sex partners, children, parents and dependent relatives.
A Statutory Declaration is a formal statement made in a prescribed manner affirming that something is true to the best knowledge of the individual making the statement under the Statutory Declaration Act 1835.
It is not administered under oath and therefore is not the same as an affidavit. A Statutory Declaration will however, need to be signed in the presence of a Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public.
A Statutory Declaration can be made for a number of reasons including sponsoring an individual to enter the United Kingdom, affirming a statement in respect of a matter where no other evidence is available, issues affecting Landlords and Tenants, confirmation of any details or information where no documentary evidence is available to support the statement being made. Declarations can also be made for travel purposes, change of name, confirming identity or declaring solvency.
An Affidavit is a written statement made by an individual confirming that the contents of what they are stating in the Affidavit are true. An Affidavit can be used alongside witness statements to prove the facts and truthfulness of statements made in Court.
We are able to assist in drafting and preparing Wills which comply with distribution of estate in accordance with Islamic guidelines.
We are able to provide a fixed fee and agreed fee service in respect of drafting of legal documents and would encourage you to telephone us if you require our assistance in respect of any of the above on 0121 328 4455.