Lasting Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney allows you to empower a trusted loved one, or a professional such as a solicitor, to make important decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated.
Having a lasting power of attorney is a safe way of maintaining control over decisions made for you because your attorneys are required to confirm they understand the significance and purpose of being an attorney. In addition, they are required to follow the Code of Practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and a lasting power of attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used.
Our team can provide sensitive but practical advice about the provisions you need to take to ensure your financial affairs, living arrangements and medical care will be left in safe hands. This can give you reassurance that your needs will be taken care of no matter what happens in the future.
Here’s a short video explaining the benefits of getting specialist advice when getting a LPA.