Lasting Powers Of Attorney

Putting a Lasting Power of Attorney in place lets you decide what should happen if old age, illness or injury should leave you unable to deal with your own affairs. You can give instructions on what should happen to your money and your property, and in terms of your health and welfare, and who you would want to act as Attorney in the event of your incapacity.

Without a Lasting Power of Attorney, your loved ones may find it difficult to manage your affairs and they may not know your wishes. In certain circumstances they may need to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order, which can be costly and time-consuming, and sometimes traumatic.

By making a Lasting Power of Attorney you can:

  • Choose people who you trust to look after your affairs and welfare in the future
  • Specify what powers your attorneys should have, and your wishes
  • Choose who is told about the registration of your Lasting Power of Attorney, allowing people to raise concerns should they wish to do so
  • Reduce the likelihood of conflicts in the future by ensuring that your wishes are clearly set down and your signature and the signatures of your attorneys are witnessed

We are able to assist our clients to draft and register Lasting Powers of Attorney for both property and affairs and health and welfare. Often this is integrated with arranging Wills and Inheritance Tax Planning.