Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) replaced what were previously known as Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) in October 2007, as it was frequently found that attorneys appointed under an EPA abused their position of trust. To counter this, LPAs were introduced, and these come in two parts: Property & Affairs, and Personal Welfare. LPAs allow the donor (the person doing the appointing) to pass to their appointed attorney (the person being appointed) authority to make decisions on their behalf, if they are unable to manage their financial affairs or make decisions for themselves.
To execute an LPA, is a complicated and lengthy process, which is why it is essential that you seek legal advice before you take on the task of completing such a document. Our Private Client Team is also able to offer you the service of being a ‘certificate provider’.
Healys Solicitors will take you through the process step-by-step and ensure you are aware of the scope of the document’s power.
Healys Solicitors’ Private Client Team knows the value of the personal service that it provides to its our clients. Healys Solicitors have friendly, approachable staff and ensure its clients receive the best advice.