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Lasting Power of Attorney

The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint someone to manage financial and other matters on your behalf when you are no longer able to do so for yourself.

We’ll provide you with clear, straightforward advice on the implications of taking such a step, which is a sensible move for anyone making a will.

An LPA allows the person making the arrangement –the donor – to give a relative, friend or professional adviser the legal authority to manage their financial and property matters if they become mentally incapacitated. This person is known as an attorney.

The LPA also allows the donor to give an attorney – not necessarily the same person as the one handling their financial affairs – the power to make decisions on matters including their health and welfare.

Our expert team can advise and assist you in arranging an LPA, which avoids the need for complicated legal proceedings to unfreeze the assets of someone who has become incapable of handling their own affairs in old age – or at any age – but has made no provision in case that happens.

An attorney always has to act in your best interest so it is vital that you appoint someone who will do so. If you cannot find an appropriate person, we may be able to act as your attorney.

We can also ensure that the power is properly given and, where appropriate, registered at the Court of Protection.

For more information on how we can help you, please contact us.