Lasting Powers of Attorney

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney ("LPA")?

It is a legal document empowering another person or persons named by you to act for you if you are unable, whether through mental or physical ill health, to deal with your own financial and personal affairs. You can also make a separate LPA dealing with decisions about your personal welfare.

Who should I appoint as my Attorney?

Someone in whom you have absolute faith and trust, as they will be in control of your finances and property, and will be empowered to make decisions on your behalf.

Can I appoint more than one Attorney?
Yes, you can. They can be given joint or separate authority to make decisions for you.

When can I make an LPA?

Only at such a time as you are in full control of your mental decision making powers, and in a position to understand what the LPA is and what it is intended to do.

Why should I make an LPA?
Because if you do not, then in the event of incapacity nobody would be able to gain access to your finances or pay bills for you, leaving your financial affairs in a tangle.

If you require further information or advice please contact Nick Capstick or Alastair Ross, both of whom have substantial experience of preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Hawkins Ross Limited Co. Reg. 5869483.
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