Lasting Powers of Attorney
If you are unfortunate enough to lose your mental capacity – either as a result of illness, injury or simply the effects of old age – and have not taken steps to protect yourself you may be surprised to learn that nobody has an automatic authority to make decisions on your behalf.
By arranging Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) whilst you still have capacity, you can nominate one or more individuals to manage your affairs should you later be unable to do so yourself.
You can place restrictions on your Attorney(s) or give them guidance, and the registration process includes safeguards to protect you against their misuse.
LPAs come in two forms – one for your property and financial affairs and one for your health and welfare.