Coronavirus update: We are continuing to provide telephone appointments as normal for your Lasting Powers of Attorney applications, Wills and Trusts.
We hope that the situation never arises where you’re unable to look after your own affairs, but that’s not a given for any of us. Lasting Powers of Attorney are legal documents to give you the reassurance that should the worst happen you will have people who you trust acting in your best interests to look after your finances and healthcare.
Use this GPA to give someone you trust the power to make decisions about your financial affairs. It can be as wide reaching or as limited as you wish. A general power of attorney will automatically stop being effective if you lose mental capacity and cannot make decisions for yourself. This is what differentiates a GPA from an LPA.
This document can be useful if you spend a large proportion of your time out of the country.
Use this LPA to give someone you trust the power to make decisions about things like:
– Medical care
– Moving into a care home
– Life-sustaining treatment
– Your daily routine, for example washing, dressing. eating.
It can be used if you were temporarily unconsciousness due to illness or an accident and continues to be effective if you were unable to make your own decisions long-term.
Use this LPA to give someone you trust the power to make decisions about money and property for you, for example:
– Managing a bank or building
– Paying bills
– Collecting benefits or a pension
– Selling your home
It can be used as soon as it is registered with your permission and continues to be effective if you were unable to make your own decisions.
We understand that getting legal documents can seem daunting but all of our specialists will put every effort into making you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process. We are really proud of our customer feedback.