Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s) were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 from 1st October 2007 and replaced the old style Enduring Power of Attorney. There are two different types of LPA’s namely; one for Property and Financial affairs and one for Health and Welfare.
An LPA is a legal document that allows a person to give power to someone trustworthy of their choice to make decisions on their behalf in advance of losing mental capacity. If a person does not have the mental capacity to make an LPA the involvement of the Court of Protection may be required.
Hanslip Ward and Company Ltd can assist with all your needs in relation to the various types of Powers of Attorney.