Power of Attorney

While most of us understand the importance of making a Will, many people do not realise how valuable a Lasting Power of Attorney can be. Lasting Power of Attorney is designed to deal with your affairs while you are living, in the event that you are mentally incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself relating to your personal welfare or finances.

Our specialist legal team has a depth of knowledge and wealth of experience in assisting individuals with creating a Lasting Power of Attorney, promising to explain and advise in a friendly, jargon-free manner.

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables you to appoint an individual, such as a close family member or friend, to act on your behalf and manage your care and personal finances in the event that you are unable to do so. It is a useful document to have should you suffer ill health or an accident in the future, as it clearly states your wishes and enables your appointed attorney to act on these on your behalf.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

• Property and Affairs LPA – encompassing all activities and decisions relating to your finances, such as paying bills or collecting benefits.

• Welfare LPA – encompassing all activities and decisions relating to healthcare and treatments or living arrangements.

If you would like advice or guidance on drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney, our professional team can help. Please contact us on 0800 988 0777for further information.