Lasting Powers of Attorney

Our Private Client Solicitors are specialists when working with lasting powers of Attorney. We have the necessary experience and compassion to advise on the best options for you and to help with the registration process.

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Powers of Attorney or LPA is a legal document which allows a person (the Donor) to appoint someone (the Attorney) to assist in making decisions on their behalf.  The document will need to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian where it will become validated and the power can be granted to the Attorney.

There can be up to five Attorneys appointed, but many considerations have to be given when deciding who to appoint.  For example, do you want all of the attorneys to act together, or independently?  It is not uncommon for appointments to be made on a mixture of joint and independent. Every day issues such as controlling bank accounts could be managed by any one of your attorneys, however the more major decisions such as the investment of a large sums or the sale of your house could be done on a joint basis with all of your attorneys agreeing on the course to be taken.

Your Attorney can only make decisions or take action on your behalf either at your specific instruction or if you are mentally incapable of doing so yourself.

Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney
For advice on registering the document, fee exemptions and remissions have a look on our Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney page.

Lasting Power of Attorney FAQs
For further information on Powers of Attorney, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page for questions such as:

What are the different types of Powers of Attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney?

When can an LPA be made?

What can an attorney decide?

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