Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives a person the right to make decisions on behalf of someone else. This covers responsibility for health care decisions as well as financial affairs.

Should you become unable to deal with your affairs for whatever reason, having the necessary documentation in place will ensure that decisions can be made on your behalf by a relative or close friend without the need for them to apply to the Court.

Beverley Morris & Co. specialises in drawing up Lasting Powers of Attorneys on behalf of clients in order to assist them through this difficult procedure. We also deal with the registration of the LPA at the Office of the Public Guardian on the application of either the donor or the attorney.

How can we help you?

There are two types of LPA:

Property & Financial Affairs

Allows your appointed attorney to deal with your finances and even buy or sell property on your behalf.

Health & Welfare

Allows your appointed attorney to make decisions about your care and medical treatment when you have lost capacity.

You will need to have capacity to enter into an LPA. If you leave it until you have lost capacity, your attorney may have to make a deputyship application instead.

Many people choose to make an LPA at the same time as making a Will.

We will invite you into our office to discuss your requirements and to begin drafting the form(s). The forms need to be signed and witnessed correctly before being sent to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration.

Once registered, we will provide you with the original and some certified copies of the LPA for you to keep in a safe place until such a time as you need to use it.

We usually charge a fixed fee for this service. Please contact us for more information:

+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk

There is also a fee per LPA payable to the Office of the Public Guardian for the registration.

Please call or email us to find out more or to make an appointment with one of our team.
+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk

Lasting Power of Attorney Team

Geoffrey Cohen

Head of Private Client
Blackheath Office
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Leanne Bloomfield

Blackheath Office
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