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Power of Attorney Solicitors

At GN Law, our Power of Attorney Solicitors in London understand the importance of planning for the future. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust (your attorney) to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables someone you trust (the attorney) to make decisions on your behalf about your property and financial affairs or your health and welfare, at a time when you lack the mental capacity to take those decisions yourself. This can include paying your bills, collecting your income and benefits or selling your house. You can restrict the powers that the attorney has if, for instance, you do not want them to have the power to sell your home.

The LPA can only be used once it has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and it can be used once the person in question either lacks capacity or no longer wishes to take certain decisions for themselves.

General Power of Attorney vs. Lasting Power of Attorney

A General Power of Attorney is a cheaper and less formal document, but it has limitations:

  • Limited Scope: It only applies to financial matters, not health and welfare.
  • Unregistered: It is not recognised by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and may not be accepted by all institutions.

An LPA offers a more secure and comprehensive solution.

How can we help?

Our experienced team of Power of Attorney Solicitors, Lawyers and Paralegals can guide you through the LPA process, including:

  • Understanding your overall estate planning goals
  • Helping you understand your options
  • Advising on the best type of LPA for your specific needs
  • Providing advice on how to obtain an LPA yourself
  • Guiding you through the LPA application process
  • Completing all the necessary paperwork for you if you wish
  • Ensure proper registration of your LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
  • Provide ongoing support if necessary

Our Power of Attorney Fees

  • General Power of Attorney – £150
  • Lasting Power of Attorney – £500 or £750 for two LPAs*

All prices above exclude VAT. The registration fee is £82 per LPA.

* This applies to a couple requiring either a Health and Welfare LPA or a Property & Financial Affairs LPA for both partners or for a single person requiring both types of LPA.

Ensuring Your Wishes are Respected

At GN Law, we understand that planning for your future well-being is essential. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint a trusted attorney to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Our dedicated Power of Attorney team works closely with specialists in Wills and Court of Protection matters. This collaborative approach ensures that we provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout the process.

If you’re considering a Lasting Power of Attorney, we can help by discussing your specific situation and answering any questions you may have. If you would like more information and advice, please contact our Power of Attorney Team on 020 8492 2290 or email us at sols@gnlaw.co.uk.

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