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What are Lasting Powers of Attorney?
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are legal documents which you can create, to give the legal authority to a person (or people) that you trust to make decisions on your behalf.
There are two types of LPA that you can make: one relating to financial decisions, and the other relating to health and welfare decisions. You cannot make a combined document.
The LPA for financial decisions can be set up to take effect either as soon as it is registered, or once you have lost mental capacity. The LPA for health and welfare decisions can be set up to take effect only once you have lost mental capacity.
How much do Lasting Powers of Attorney cost?
If you want one LPA (either financial decisions or health and welfare decisions), our fees would be £250.00 plus VAT, totalling £300.00.
If you want to make both types of LPAs (financial decisions and health and welfare decisions) our fees would be £400.00 plus VAT, totalling £480.00.
Unless you qualify for a fee remission or exemption (which we can discuss with you during your appointment), there will be a registration fee of £82.00 per document. This is payable to the Office of the Public Guardian, and does not relate to our legal fees.
Can I make a General Power of Attorney?
Under section 10 of the Powers of Attorney Act 1971, you can make an Ordinary Power of Attorney, which will give legal authority to the named person or people to deal with your financial and day-to-day affairs until you lose capacity. For example, if you are housebound or would prefer someone else to manage your affairs.
How much will it cost to make a General Power of Attorney?
Our legal fees would be £100.00 plus VAT, totalling £120.00. There's no registration fees to pay, and the document will be effective as soon as it's signed and witnessed.
Do I need to come into the office?
As of the time of writing (March 2020), there are government guidelines in place, which recommend that we reduce all social contact, wherever possible. Therefore, we would take your initial instructions over the 'phone or via a Skype call.
Once we have then sent you our initial documents, and these have been returned along with your payment on account of our fees, we can discuss with you signature of the final documents, which will usually require a face-to-face appointment.