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Powers of Attorney
Appointing a Power of Attorney is a complex decision which needs to be tailored to the different needs of each situation. There are now two different types of ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ – but the older ‘Enduring Powers of Attorney’ are still valid, if they were made before the system changed. You can also still appoint a General Power of Attorney, but this can only be used when the donor has full mental capacity – for example enabling someone else to make financial decisions on their behalf while they are away on holiday.
We can advise on all aspects of drawing up an LPA, or updating an existing LPA or EPA. Your application could be rejected or delayed if your intentions are not clear – and any mistakes could be expensive to correct – so it’s important to get it right.