Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney enables you to give authority to someone to manage your personal, property and financial affairs. You can generally choose whether this authority will operate during your lifetime or only if you become incapable of managing your affairs yourself. There is a prescribed form that has to be used and for it to be valid a Lasting Power of Attorney it must also be registered with the Public Guardianship Office.
Appointing an attorney enables you to choose someone now who you trust to make decisions for you in the future. This is something we can help with in providing initial advice, attending to the formalities involved and, when appropriate, arranging for the power to be registered.