What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which gives somebody you trust (your attorney) the power to deal with your property and financial affairs, or make decisions about your health and welfare, for example where you live or your medical care. This is an important safeguard for the future meaning that your appointed…

What is a Deputy?

If the person you wish to help has already lost their capacity then we can help you apply to the Court to be appointed their Deputy. A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf the person who lacks capacity. A Deputy has the power to make decisions…

What if I have an existing Enduring Power of Attorney?

If you made an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) prior to the introduction of LPAs then the EPA remains valid and your chosen attorney(s) can help you to manage your property and affairs (but not make decisions about your personal welfare). Should you show signs of losing capacity then your attorney(s) are under a duty…