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The law assumes that anyone over the age of 16 is capable of making decisions and managing their own affairs. For those with certain disabilities, injuries or illnesses, this may not be realistic.

Families often feel there should be an 'easy' way for them to make decisions for a child with a learning disability or a parent with dementia. The thought of making a formal application can be daunting. However, the procedures are there to protect everyone's rights and with good support the process is normally straightforward.

There are a range of options to allow you to make decisions for someone else. We can help you work out which is suitable for you and your family.

Power of Attorney

Guardianship

 

 

 
Cairn offer a unique mix of professionalism with a person-centred, caring and understanding approach.

Hilary Patrick, Honorary Fellow, School of Law, University of Edinburgh