Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) allows you to choose someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf at a time in the future when you no longer wish to make those decisions or lack the capacity to make them yourself. You can make either a property and financial affairs LPA or a health and welfare LPA tailored to your specific needs and requirements.

An LPA allows you to appoint someone who will make decisions on your behalf and offers peace of mind and certainty for yourself and your family. If you want to plan ahead using an LPA, your attorney will be able to act when the need arises. You will help your family by having an LPA in place as it will avoid the expense, time and complexity of applying to the Court of Protection on your behalf.

We can provide specialist advice to meet your needs including:

  • providing professional advice on the options available to you including capacity issues
  • preparing and registering LPAs
  • acting as a sole professional attorney or jointly with your chosen attorneys
  • providing expert advice and guidance to attorneys acting under an LPA
  • assisting attorneys with any subsequent applications to the Court of Protection
  • assisting with objections to an attorney’s appointment and disputes over their conduct
  • acting as certificate provider

For those who currently lack capacity or are incapable of making their own decisions, a deputyship would be appropriate.