Lasting Powers of Attorney

There are many reasons why you may need a Power of Attorney. Sometimes this is a temporary measure for an issue like a hospital stay and then there are other times when this is done to plan for the future when there might be capacity issues.

Ensuring that these documents are drafted correctly (including any relevant preferences and instructions) so that your wishes are followed requires a specialist solicitor who has experience of making Powers of Attorney. There are several types of Power of Attorney and if you would like to speak with our Power of Attorney specialists you can call 0808 223 0980 or request a call back online.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

This is a legal document which sets out who will be able to make decisions on your behalf should you not be able to. That person would be known as ‘your attorney’. There are two types:

  • Property and Financial Affairs
  • Health and Welfare

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a particularly useful type of Power of Attorney as it remains valid even if you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself (unlike a general power).

No Lasting Power of Attorney can be used until it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen to draft your Lasting Power of Attorney?

Experienced Solicitors

Our solicitors are experienced specialists in drafting all Power of Attorney documents. They are well versed in the process and requirements to ensure this is done to your exact specifications.

Highly Trained Experts

Our solicitors are highly trained and they are able to offer this service at an affordable and cost effective price. You will be getting a high calibre service at a fraction of the cost of some other providers.

Trusted Specialists

This is a highly complex area which specialist advice is needed. We are trusted, specialists who are accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly.

Lasting Powers of Attorney Experts

Specialist Experts

Whatever your needs, our team of highly experienced Wills & Probate lawyers can provide you with the help and advice you need. Contact one of our experienced team, either by telephone or email.

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We will arrange a time to meet to discuss your needs and particular situation in greater detail.

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We’ll ensure that the solicitor you deal with is the right match for your specific situation, helping you find the best possible resolution during a stressful and often sensitive time.

Frequently asked questions

Why should a solicitor draft your Lasting Power of Attorney?

You should have an experienced specialist solicitor to assist with drafting a Lasting Power of Attorney to make sure that your wishes are followed in the way which you want. They will be able to advise you on the potential elements you need to include which you may not have thought of. They can also advise you on the appointment of your attorney to ensure you have the most appropriate person.

As a firm, we understand how difficult and sensitive this time can be to our clients, therefore we endeavour to make this process as simple and clear as possible and advise you in the best possible way.

What is the process to get a Lasting Power of Attorney?

You would contact us for a consultation when we would review your requirements.

Your solicitor will advise you on the best options to ensure your wishes are expressed correctly. Your solicitor will then prepare the LPA. After it is completed the LPA will then be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.

How much does a Lasting Power of Attorney Cost?

We offer a fixed fee service for this work. The prices are as follows:

  • A single Lasting Power of Attorney – £675 + VAT (An LPA for Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare)
  • Two Lasting Powers of Attorney – £875 + VAT (Both types of LPA for a single individual)
  • Four Lasting Powers of Attorney – £1,125 + VAT (Both types of LPA for a couple)

In addition, the Office of the Public Guardian charges a fee to register each LPA. That fee is currently £82 per LPA.

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