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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

We understand that managing your affairs later in life can become more difficult and so it may be sensible to nominate someone you trust to look after your affairs should the need arise.

There are two types of powers that can be made:

  • A Property and Financial Affairs LPA – which allows your attorney(s) to deal with your finances. The document can be drafted in such a way that it only takes effect if you become mentally incapable. The authority given by the document can be limited to dealing with only certain assets
  • A Health and Welfare LPA – which allows your attorney(s) to make welfare and healthcare decisions on your behalf, but only when you lack the mental capacity to do so yourself. This could also extend, if you wish, to giving or refusing consent to the continuation of life-sustaining treatment

We can advise you on the consequences of making one or both types of LPA. We can also deal with the registration of the LPA at the Office of Public Guardian to enable the document to be used by your chosen attorney(s). Like a Will, a Lasting Power of Attorney can be cancelled at any time whilst you are still mentally capable.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Any Enduring Power of Attorney, validly made before 1 October 2007, will continue to be valid but such documents only cover your finances. If you also wish to give authority over your health or welfare you will need to make welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.

Our team of lawyers would be happy to advise you on your personal circumstances and the appropriateness of having one or both types of LPA in place to cover your affairs in the future.