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Court of Protection

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are documents which allow you to appoint a person(s) to act on your behalf if you no longer have the mental capacity to make decisions yourself. There are two different types; one covers property and finances and the other health and welfare. We can advise you on your need for such documents, draft them and register them with the Office of Public Guardian.

If a loved one loses capacity before making an LPA, you will need to apply to the Court of Protection to become their Deputy. This is a daunting, lengthy process with a lot of paperwork to complete. At Prettys, we have an experienced Court of Protection lawyer team and our family lawyers are able to guide you through all aspects of this work, including contested applications.

We are also able to assist you when matters do not go to plan. We have experience in the removal of Attorneys and Deputies and the recovery of misappropriated assets. 

Prettys is a member of Galexy, the international association of lawyers.

"Some of my clients are nervous and inexperienced in technical matters, but I have never had reservations in referring them on to the estates team at Prettys.  Zoe Hodge has made my clients feel at ease and discussed Powers of Attorneys to whatever level of expertise the individual clients have wanted.  It is this close attention to each client's wants and needs that makes them the local firm I feel most comfortable working with." - Gary Moody, Independent Financial Adviser, Carter Dawes IFA Solutions Ltd

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us. Prettys works with clients across Suffolk, Essex and also in others areas of East Anglia and the UK.

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Zöe Hodge

Partner and Head of Estates

e zhodge@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298304

Mary Felgate

Secretary

e mfelgate@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298364

Zöe Hodge

"friendly, personable and empathetic"

Legal 500 2016

 

Zöe is a Partner in the Estate Planning department and has over ten years’ experience in Wills, Estates, Tax and Trusts having trained at a local firm. She joined Prettys in October 2007 and was promoted to Partner in May 2013 and is Head of the Estate Planning department.

Zöe advises on all aspects of private client work including Wills, probate, the administration of insolvent estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications, care fee planning advice, inheritance tax planning, trusts and contentious probate matters.

Zöe is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) following her successful completion of a post-graduate diploma. STEP is the leading professional body for trust and estate practitioners worldwide and full members are considered the most experiences and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.

Zöe’s recent instructions include:

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Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Dispute resolution

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

m 07979 498818

Peter Blake

 "Head of dispute resolution Peter Blake ‘measures up to London lawyers’"

Legal 500 2016

 

Peter joined Prettys in 1987, becoming a partner in 1991.  He is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, who has helped clients resolve disputes in a variety of fora, including the courts, arbitration and international dispute resolution.

Peter has acted for clients involved in a variety of industries both nationally and internationally. Peter's most recent experience is in construction/property related disputes, alternative dispute resolution (including international arbitration) and cases with an international element.

Peter’s recent work includes:

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