Lasting Power of Attorney
If you were to become incapacitated, your family will find comfort in knowing that you have appointed someone to make decisions for you in the event you are unable to make those decisions yourself. We can assist you in creating Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for property and finance matters as well as to make health and welfare decisions.
How we can help
We will discuss your requirements with you to establish:
- How many Attorneys you wish to appoint and who to appoint
- How your Attorneys are to act (Jointly or Jointly and Severally)
- Whether you wish to include Restrictions or Conditions or to express Preferences and if so how these should be worded
- Whether you wish to nominate someone to be notified when the Powers are registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”)
- Who will act as a Certificate Provider (we can take this role for you if required)
- Whether the Powers(s) should be registered with the OPG straight away or whether there may be circumstances when it would be better to defer registration
Once we have established your requirements we will prepare draft documents for you to check and then arrange for them to be signed by all parties – Donors; Certificate Provider and Attorneys. We will then deal with the registration of the Powers at the OPG and provide you with certified copies of the documents if required once registration has been completed. We offer a free storage service for all Powers of Attorney that we prepare.
The preparation of Lasting Power of Attorney is dealt with on a Fixed Fee basis so you know at the outset exactly what the costs will be.
We can also arrange home visits for a small additional cost if you are unable to attend the office.
It is sometimes necessary for Powers of Attorney to be revoked or changed after they have been completed and registered with the OPG. We can make all the necessary arrangements to ensure your Powers of Attorney are up to date and in accordance with your wishes.
Court of Protection
If you or someone you are close to becomes incapacitated without having made a Power of Attorney, it is likely that it will be necessary for an application to be made to the Court of Protection to be appointed a Deputy. Click to link through and find further information about the Court of Protection.
The solicitors in our Wills, Tax & Probate team are full members of the Society for Estate Practitioners and have extensive experience in the preparation of Lasting Power of Attorney.Download PDF:
LPA Decision Tree Gifting
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements:
‘We were very happy with the service provided in respect of an arrangement for Lasting Powers of Attorney. Caroline was professional, efficient and courteous at all times during what was a difficult and delicate matter.’
‘I felt appreciated and everything was carried out in a very personal way.’
‘Dawn was very welcoming and helpful when arranging my Will and Powers of Attorney. She advised me of things I was not aware of or had not thought about. Telephone advice was always on hand if I had any worries or concerns.’
‘The work done for me was quick and efficient. Thank you.’