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Guardianship

Guardianship is the alternative to a Power of Attorney – unfortunately, it is a costly and intrusive process. A Guardianship Order is required when an individual loses capacity and needs someone to make decisions on their behalf about their finances or welfare but did not previously put in place a Power of Attorney. We can advise you on the whole Guardianship process, which requires an application to the court and the involvement of doctors and social workers. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, so we strive to relieve the stress of the legal process as far as possible. To discuss your specific circumstances with us, contact our expert team today by calling 01292 281 711, we look forward to getting you the advice and assistance you need.

Expert Guardianship Lawyers in Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway

Guardianship is the only option available where an individual has not put in place a Power of Attorney prior to losing capacity. For someone to make decisions on behalf of that individual, an application requires to be made to the Court for appointment as a Guardian. This can be a complicated process at an already difficult time, but our solicitors can guide you through the process. We have years of experience in handling cases with often complex circumstances, and we are confident we can get you the outcome you need. We treat each and every client as an individual, and fully understand the sensitive nature of guardianship cases. We will always treat your case with empathy, respect and professionalism. To discuss your needs with one of our solicitors, contact us today.

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Contact our Guardianship Solicitors

If you need advice or assistance regarding guardianship for a loved one, contact us today. Our empathetic and understanding solicitors will be able to assist you and advise on your specific circumstances. To get in touch, please call 01292 281 711 or contact our experts by email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thiona McQuiston Partner View Thiona's Profile

Thiona is Head of our Private Client Department where she is involved in all aspects of property, asset protection, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Wills and winding up estates.  

Having joined TMC almost three decades ago in a support role, Thiona went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Strathclyde in 1999.  When embarking upon her Law degree, she was told by the late Professor Sinclair “My dear, you have the University of Life” and that as a bedrock equips Thiona to advise clients on the aspects of their affairs in which she is involved.

Thiona enjoys walking, yoga, travel and spending time with her husband and family, including her dog Molly.

Debbie Dunlop Partner View Debbie's Profile

Based in our Girvan office, Debbie is a Partner who is highly experienced in Private Client work, particularly in the agricultural and farming sectors. She used to enjoy travelling the world, but now married to a farmer, she spends her weekends in wellies, feeding cattle or on the back of a quad bike. Debbie is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

Having lived in Rome for a number of years, Debbie also studied Law at the Université d’Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand – as a result, she is fluent in both Italian and French. She can also speak a bit of Spanish, thanks to travelling around various Central and South American countries, including walking the Inca trail. She has managed to convince her husband that the cattle in Argentina will be worth a look at some time soon!

A keen runner, Debbie has competed in 10Ks and half marathons, even completing the Rome Marathon. This now comes in handy during lambing time chasing after ewes.

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