A number of recent test cases have put before the court the issue of how far a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney can go in its instructions to the attorneys and what they can ask them to do. A Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare appoints someone to make decisions on(…)
More people are taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney to allow Attorneys to act on their behalf in relation to their Financial and Welfare decisions, if in the future they are unable to act for themselves. Investigations by the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) into the actions of Attorneys are on the rise. One(…)
Lasting Powers of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint up to four people , called ‘attorneys’ to oversee decisions regarding either your financial affairs or your health and welfare. LPA’s are a way to plan for the future if you become mentally or physically unable to manage your own affairs.(…)
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