Lasting Powers of Attorney

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A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person that you trust to make decisions on your behalf. It enables you to plan in advance the decisions you want to be made on your behalf if you lose capacity to make them yourself. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

Property and Financial Affairs

This gives your Attorney the authority to deal with buying and selling your property, your bills, bank accounts and investments. This power of attorney can be used while someone is still capable but has chosen to delegate powers to their Attorney.

Health and Welfare

This covers decisions about health and medical treatment but can only be used if someone is incapable of dealing with such matters themselves.

A Lasting Power of Attorney cannot be used until it is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. Baker Stirling can advise you on which LPA is most appropriate for you, help you secure and fill in and register the appropriate forms, and generally support you throughout the Lasting Power of Attorney process