A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made.
You must be 18 or over and have the ability to make your own decisions when you make your LPA.
There are two types of LPA, one for health and welfare and the other for property and financial affairs. You can choose to make one type or both.
You can choose one or more people to be your attorney. If you appoint more than one, you must decide whether they will make decisions separately or together.
The person or people you choose when making your LPA can be a friend or relative, your husband, wife or partner, or a professional such as a solicitor.
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can advise you about making a lasting power of attorney.
Please contact us to talk about how we can advise and help you with making and registering a lasting power of attorney.
Our private client department, which deals with arranging a lasting power of attorney, is based at our Potters Bar office.
The reception at Potters Bar office is open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. You will usually need to arrange an appointment to see one of our legal team.
The office is opposite Potters Bar main line railway station, with a journey time of just 16 minutes from London Kings Cross station, with trains running every half hour on weekdays.