Lasting Power of Attorney

5th June 2019

Choosing someone to act as your attorney

Signing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) document authorises someone to deal with matters on your behalf, should you become unable to do so yourself. There are two types of LPAs, one covering property and financial affairs and one covering health and welfare. It is possible to ask your attorney to deal with your property […]

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20th March 2019

Implications of using a joint bank account instead of an Enduring Power of Attorney

A recent survey has revealed that a staggering number of people have granted relatives informal access to their bank accounts. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a formal document by which an individual can give one or more people access to their financial affairs and the power to spend money on their behalf. It […]

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29th August 2018

The majority of people are not prepared for later life

An LPA is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your wishes, should you become unable to make financial or health decisions for yourself.   There are two kinds of LPA, a Property & Financial Affairs LPA and a Personal Welfare LPA. Both deal with very different matters.  However, according to the latest figures […]

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25th July 2018

Busting the most common misconceptions about LPAs

A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your wishes should you become unable to make financial or health decisions for yourself. But, all too often people fail to make an LPA because they are unsure about what it involves and why it is needed. Here […]

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10th January 2018

Writing A Business LPA

The use of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – where an ‘attorney’ is appointed to make certain decisions on your behalf should you reach the point where you are unable to make them yourself – has increased significantly in recent years. However, it would be a mistake to view LPAs as purely a tool […]

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