Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (or LPA for short) is a document that ensures your affairs are dealt with by a trusted person (or persons) in the event that you are unable to make various important decisions due to lack of 'mental capacity'.
Sadly none of us know if (or when) we will lose our mental capacity - it can strike unexpectedly and not solely with the onset of old age. So for anyone who wants to ensure that decisions about their welfare, property and affairs are made by those they trust, the making of a Personal Welfare LPA and/or a Property and Affairs LPA is a very sensible step to take.
A Property and Affairs LPA can be used to appoint one or more attorneys to make a range of decisions including the buying and selling of property, operating a bank account, dealing with tax affairs and claiming benefits.
A Personal Welfare LPA might authorise the attorneys to make decisions about where the donor should live, consenting to or refusing medical treatment on the donor’s behalf and day-to-day care.
If you would like to discuss making an LPA please contact Tom Evans, Consultant Solicitor, on