Lasting Powers of Attorney

Completing a LPA, and having it officially registered, is the way to ensure that the people you trust (your Attorney/s) can make important decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapable of doing so. There are two types of LPA, Property and Affairs and Health and Welfare.

Once registered, a Property and Affairs LPA can be set up to allow your Attorney to act on your behalf, including managing a bank or building society account or, paying your bills. Having an LPA in place does not restrict your right to control your affairs as long as you are able to do so.

A Health and Welfare LPA provides the option of authorising your Attorney to give consent (or refuse consent) to life sustaining treatment if it is in your best interests. It can only be used after registration and, if you are unable to make or communicate your own decisions in the future.

We can tailor-make either type of LPA. For example, we can include legally binding conditions where appropriate or, non-binding guidance, as words of comfort for you.

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