What if I have an existing Enduring Power of Attorney?
A: 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 to register the EPA with the Office of the Public Guardian. We can of course assist with the registration process and also in preparing an LPA to take effect alongside your EPA. This will mean that your attorney(s) can deal with decisions about your health and welfare (under the LPA) in addition to managing your property and affairs (under the EPA).