Wills & Probate

LPA & Deputyship Guidance

By considering a lasting power of attorney or deputyship, you can ensure your or a loved one’s best interests are looked after in the event of incapacity. We’ll provide valuable LPA guidance and advice on choosing the right individual to help you make decisions or make them on your behalf.

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Lasting Power of Attorney?

What is: Lasting Power of Attorney?

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people, known as ‘attorneys’, to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) when you make your LPA. The two types include: Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare – you can make one or both.

What is: Deputyship?

A deputyship is like a lasting power of attorney, except it is made after an individual has lost their mental capacity – providing there isn’t an LPA already in place. A ‘deputy’ is appointed by the Court of Protection to look after the Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare of the individual and can only act under a court order from the Court of Protection.

Deputyship?

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