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1. You should apply for a Scottish welfare power as your elderly relative is resident there. Whilst it is unfortunate that there are two different regimes existing in one country, the practical effect here is that the power has to be obtained in Scotland as it is there that any action would be enforced in her name by the court. I appreciate that she may previously have made an English will. However, this is not determinative of the issue. Many people makes wills in one country and live in a different country. Similarly, the fact that a finance and property power existing in England is not necessarily determinative either. Ultimately, it is best to apply for a Scottish welfare power as that is where the decisions will have to be taken about her.