Certificate Providers: Setting the Scene When it comes to the granting of decision making powers under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), be they Property & Financial powers or Health & Welfare powers; in each case it takes three persons to make an LPA.  The Donor creating the decision making powers in the first place,…

Lasting Powers of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a document which legally enables one or more individuals you know and trust, your Attorneys, to have the Power to make decisions on your behalf if you lose Mental Capacity (‘capacity’).  Unlike a Will which deals with your estate when you are no longer…

Making an LPA is an important decision. Great consideration should be given to how many attorneys are needed, who is going to act, and how they will make decisions; after all these are the people who will be responsible for making decisions on the donor’s behalf and looking after their best interests. Ultimately the decision…

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a very important document that allows you to appoint people who you personally know and trust, or professionals, to make decisions on your behalf and look after your best interests should you lose capacity. There are two main types of LPA. A Property & Financial Affairs LPA covers…

The transfer deadline day is a day in which all football fans get excited as it’s their teams last chance to wrap up business up until the new year. The transfer window this year is closing 3 weeks earlier than usual. With the transfer deadline getting closer for all premier league club there are many…

Common Errors When Drafting LPAs   Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are complex legal documents and care must be taken when drafting them to ensure they are completed correctly. The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) will reject any forms that are incorrect and that don’t meet their standards. This can cause unnecessary delays and…

The refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary to apply to register lasting or enduring powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.   During this period, the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) operating costs came down as more people applied to register…

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to choose someone you trust to make decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make them yourself (for example if you lost capacity). These people are referred to as your attorneys. There are two types of LPA. You don’t have…

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that grants a person or people the power to make decisions on another person’s behalf. Having an LPA will save the family a lot of time and stress in the event of loss of capacity. If capacity is lost without any LPA in place, family…

A Business or Commercial LPA. Following on from our recent article about business succession planning we have decided to go into a little more detail about the importance of planning not only for death, but for the events that could happen during your life. Events such as incapacity or ill health for example. These events…