If you’re looking to appoint a lasting power of attorney, our professional solicitors are highly experienced and compassionate.
A lasting power of attorney is needed when someone has lost the mental capacity to handle their own affairs. However, it can also be used where someone would find it convenient for another person to have authority to act on their behalf. Its use is not confined to cases of mental incapacity. The person who authorises the attorney to act on their behalf is known as a donor.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place is a good idea to avoid potentially costly or difficult dealings with the Court of Protection.
A relative, friend or solicitor is often selected to be an LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney) which is a legal document giving them the ability to manage your affairs on your behalf.
We have a broad range of knowledge and expertise which we use to advise our clients about matters related to lasting powers of attorney.
There are two types of LPA; one covers property and financial affairs and the other covers health and welfare.
You should choose someone whom you trust to be your LPA and should consider things such as how they handle their own finances and affairs. It’s often advised to appoint more than one LPA to ensure there is no abuse of responsibility. This person can also be a replacement LPA if that is needed.
We understand the difficulties which can be caused by the need for an LPA and handle each case with sensitivity and with understanding. We provide a tailored service to clients who wish to appoint an attorney and discuss all matters pertaining to this to enable them to make an informed decision. Common issues include choosing an attorney or attorneys, registering an LPA, and cancelling an LPA. Quite often clients chose to appoint one of the partners in Bowcock & Pursaill as an attorney.