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Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors

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 and so that your wishes are followed requires a specialist solicitor who has experience dealing with Powers of Attorney. There are several types of Power of Attorney but f you would like to speak with our Power of Attorney specialist you can call 0800 437 0322 or request a call back online.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

This is a legal document which outlines 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:

  1. Property and Financial Affairs
  2. Health and Welfare

A Lasting Power of Attorney is the most common Power of Attorney and this is the one which is an ongoing arrangement with no expiry date that will allow another person to make decisions on your behalf.

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

Why should you have a solicitor draft a 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?

  1. You would contact us for a consultation when we would review your requirements.
  2. Your solicitor will advise you on the best options to ensure your wishes are expressed correctly.
  3. Your solicitor will then prepare the LPA.
  4. 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:

  1. A single Lasting Power of Attorney – £675 + VAT (An LPA for Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare)
  2. Two Lasting Powers of Attorney – £875 + VAT (Both types of LPA for a single individual)
  3. 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.

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

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.

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.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can call during office hours (9.30-5.30) Monday to Friday on 0800 437 0322 or request one of the team to call you back online.

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