A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which enables you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf at a time in the future where you may no longer be able (or you may lack the mental capacity), to make those decisions yourself.
A finances LPA covers your financial arrangements, and a health and welfare LPA covers decisions about health and welfare.
The two LPA’s are different documents and you can make either one or both.
We will guide you through the decisions to be made, explain how the power can be prepared to suit your individual circumstances, and prepare and register the documents with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Court of Protection Deputyships
Where there is no power of attorney in place and advice is needed to look after the affairs of someone who has lost mental capacity we can smooth the administrative problems and explain and deal with the application to the Court of Protection for appointment of a deputy.
The deputy is the person who then takes responsibility for looking after the affairs of the person who can no longer do it for themselves.
If there is no close relative available a professional, such as a solicitor can make the application to the Court of Protection instead.