The nightmare of not having a power of attorney when needed

Recently, Kate Garraway of ITV Good Morning Britain fame, has shone a spotlight on the importance of making a power of attorney.

She has talked very movingly about the terrible experience she has had, and is still having, while her husband was in a coma. He has

been in hospital suffering from Covid-19 for many weeks and she was completely unable to access his bank accounts or deal with any

finances on his behalf. He had not made a Lasting Power of Attorney.   Her remedy will be an application to the Court of Protection

and it can be up to a year before an appointment to be her husband’s deputy is made.