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Power of Attorney

When someone passes away, their loved ones are often left with numerous emotional and legal responsibilities. Two terms that frequently arise during this process are ‘power of attorney’ and ‘probate’. But how do they differ?
Our People - Andrew Guile
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) released legal guidance tailored to professional deputies and attorneys concerning the rules governing gift-giving. This article highlights some of the key issues outlined in that guidance.
Our People - Navin Bundhoo
When circumstances leave individuals unable to handle their own financial affairs, there are legal mechanisms available to protect their financial stability, such as Deputyship and LPAs. 
Our People - Lilian Efstathiou
Divorce has significant impact in a person’s life and requires a rebalancing of your affairs. From a financial and welfare perspective, updating your will and considering the status of your lasting powers of attorney (LPA) is crucial.
Our People - Andrew Guile
A Property and Financial Affairs LPA is a legal document which gives another person or persons (known as your ‘attorneys’) the authority to make decisions on your behalf, like buying or selling property, making investments, paying your mortgage and bills, and giving people access to financial information about you.
Our People - Chryso Loizides
A health and welfare LPA is a legal document which gives another person or persons (known as your ‘attorneys’) the authority to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the capacity to take those decisions yourself, like where you should live, what type of medical treatment you should receive and refusing or consenting to life-sustaining treatment.
Our People - Chryso Loizides
When it comes to making important decisions about healthcare and personal matters, individuals have legal tools at their disposal to ensure their wishes are honoured. Two commonly used instruments are the Living Will and the Lasting Power of Attorney. Although both serve similar purposes, they differ in significant ways.
Our People - Chryso Loizides
You can plan for the future by creating an LPA, which allows you to choose someone you trust to make decisions for you if you lose capacity (for example through dementia or injury).
Our People - Chryso Loizides
What is are Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and why is planning ahead is a good idea.
Our People - Chryso Loizides
Kate Garraway's story in Finding Derek showcases the difficulties we can encounter looking after our loved ones without a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
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