Lasting Powers of Attorney

Please contact:

Mr Gerard Davis

Mrs Katie Kearns

telephone: 02476 553181

email: gdavis@s-law.co.uk

         kkearns@s-law.co.uk

 

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 replaced the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act 1985 at the end of October 2007.

Existing Enduring Powers of Attorney in existence prior to that date can still be used and still need to be registered with the Office of Public Guardianship if the Donor is becoming mentally incapable.

Lasting Powers of Attorney have now taken the place of the Enduring Power of Attorney and must be in the prescribed form and must be registered with the Office of Public Guardianship before it can be used.

There are two types of  Lasting Powers of Attorney, one dealing with property and affairs and the other dealing with personal welfare.  Each form allows you to give guidance to your Attorney in the event of you becoming incapable of handing your own affairs and in case you are unable to make decisions about your personal welfare.

You can create one or both types of Lasting Powers of Attorney whilst you have the mental capacity to do so and this will give you peace of mind that your affairs will be kept in order whatever the future may bring.

There are certain decisions you will need to make regarding your personal welfare and your property and affairs. You may find it useful to consider some of these before making contact with us to prepare the document for you. We have listed these as points to consider to assist you.

We are happy to explain the documents to you so you can fully understand how these work in practice.  This will enable you to enter into the documentation with full confidence and understanding.

23rd February 2019

Sarginsons Law