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  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health Issues
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    There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA): Property and Financial Health and Welfare The Health and Welfare LPA only takes effect if (and when) one loses mental capacity. The LPA allows the attorneys to make decisions in the donor’s (the person who made the LPA) best interest, regarding the donor’s health, including… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney
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    When preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney documentation if they have been prepared incorrectly or the procedure has not been complied with then the documentation may not be able to be registered.  If the Lasting Power of Attorney cannot be registered and the person who has made the Lasting Power of Attorney has now lost capacity… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What is the difference between a Lasting Power of Attorney and a Deputy?
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    Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and Deputy Orders are legal appointments of a person or person/s to deal with the affairs of a person who lacks mental capacity. Both appointments can be made to make decisions about the person’s financial matters or their health and welfare. The differences between the LPA and Deputy appointments are… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Court of Protection: Becoming a Deputy
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    Deputy applications are on the increase as each year many people lose the mental capacity to look after their property and affairs properly. Some have thought ahead and have already appointed an attorney (see our section on Lasting Powers of Attorney if the person in question retains mental capacity), but others may not have done… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    5 reasons why you might need a Lasting Power of Attorney
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    Why would I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?   Lasting Powers of Attorney are important legal instruments that allow certain rights to be granted to a guardian or carer, so that they can control aspects of an individual’s life that they can no longer manage for themselves.   Here are five examples of when,… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives and Living Wills – what are they?
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    A living will is the term used for a document covering a decision in relation to medical treatment in case you do not have the mental capacity to make the decision at the time in question. This document is not legally binding but normally would be taken into account by the professionals looking after you… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    The role of the Court of Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney
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    The Court of Protection (COP) is a specialist court which deals with all issues relating to people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. The Court is guided by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and is duty bound to act in the best interests of the patient at all times. There are many… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Lasting Powers of Attorney – How do they Work?
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    People often ask us about these.  They are an extremely useful way of keeping a level of continuity of control of your affairs should you become too ill to manage.   A general Power of Attorney allows someone to act on your behalf so, for example, if you were going abroad and you needed some… Learn more


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