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A correctly drafted Power of Attorney enables a person, or persons, to act on your behalf. It has to be given while you, the donor, has full mental capacity.


Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to give another person the legal authority to make healthcare and/or financial decisions on your behalf. The person you appoint is called an Attorney and should be someone you know and trust.

In England & Wales there are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

  • Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney

You can have one or both types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at the same time. 

We currently have a 2 FOR 1 offer on LPAs to ensure our clients do not use their financial situation as a reason not to protect themselves should the worst happen. 

You can only make a LPA whilst you have mental capacity to do so. Many people don’t know that their next of kin has no automatic legal right to manage their spouse’s affairs without a LPA in place.

For initial advice about making a Lasting Power of Attorney call 0800 433 27 28 or contact us online and we will help you.

If you don’t make a Lasting Power of Attorney and you do lose mental capacity in the future, your loved ones will not be able to manage your affairs until they have obtained a Deputyship Order from the Court of Protection; this will take much longer and cost a lot more than making a Lasting Power of Attorney. If you believe you are at this stage, get in contact with us immediately and we can advise you accordingly. 

If you would like more information about a Business LPA, take a look at our Blog; "A Business Lasting Power of Attorney". If you would like to speak to someone further, we offer free confidential advice, just call us or contact us online.