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Lasting power of attorney

If illness or incapacity prevents you from dealing with your own day to day affairs, you can prepare a lasting power of attorney (LPA) to appoint someone committed to looking after your best interests.

An LPA is a legal document that enables you to appoint someone to make decisions about your welfare, money or property, either now or in the future.

There are two types of LPA:

  • Property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney – used to appoint someone (an Attorney) to manage your money and assets, such as paying bills, managing bank accounts, collecting benefits and pensions, or buying and selling investments and/or property on your behalf.
  • Health and welfare lasting power of attorney – used to appoint some to take decisions which impact on your medical condition and personal welfare such as where you live, your day to day care or specific medical treatments. It can also allow your attorney to give or refuse consent to life-sustaining treatment on your behalf.
Why make a lasting power of attorney

The benefit of drawing up a lasting power of attorney is to ensure that you make provision for the possibility that you become incapable of managing your own financial and welfare affairs during your lifetime. This becomes increasingly important as the risk of supervening mental capacity grows through longevity, illness or accident.

How can IMD Solicitors help?

As your expert lawyers, we will be involved in the initial process of advising you about LPAs and the right one for you and we can also advise you on the registration process.

In some cases, we may also be appointed as your attorney, often with a family member of close friend to ensure that your rights and best interests are continually protected.

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a specialist court which is responsible for people who lack the mental capacity to manage their own property and affairs or to make decisions about their own welfare.

There are lots of reasons why someone may lack capacity to include mental ill health, dementia, serious brain injury, learning difficulties or other disability.

The Court of Protection is of great importance as it exists to safeguard vulnerable people and can, through the Mental Capacity Act, make orders about personal welfare as well as property and finances.

The act has a strict code which needs to be adhered to by all involved in the management of the vulnerable person’s welfare.

It’s a huge responsibility and can be very overwhelming if you’ve no experience of acting on behalf of someone else. Our multi-cultural lawyers in UK are able to give you the advice you need to manage someone else’s affairs, property and money in their best interests. We can also completely take this burden away from you and handle the whole process ourselves.

Here at IMD Solicitors, we advise and represent families in all types of situations and we have a wealth of experience advising and representing individuals involving decision making for vulnerable people.

Contact our specialist and sensitive multi-cultural court of protection lawyers today to discuss the individual needs of your potential case.

Funding your case

Please note that our firm does not offer services under legal aid. We choose to offer an experienced, bespoke and personal service to our clients. Our pricing is set out below.

Deciding to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney and potentially give someone else a right to have the control over your future welfare or property is an important decision. It’s crucial to get this right with the help of an experienced solicitor. Our solicitors are professional, experienced and will provide you with the expert advice legal services you need to ensure that you’re prepared for the future.

Within our fixed fee of £395.00 plus VAT you can specify the type of Lasting Power of Attorney you need; whether that is welfare or property for a single person or £659.00 plus VAT for a couple.

Lasting Power of Attorney Service, fee of £395.00 plus VAT includes:

  • Setting up one type of Lasting Power of Attorney, over welfare or property
  • Guidance to you and your attorneys on signing the documents
  • Completing the registration forms
  • Advising on eligibility for fee remission or exemption
  • Ensuring registration with the Office of the Public Guardian

Lasting Power of Attorney Service, fee of £395.00 plus VAT does not include:

  • Preparation and registration of both types of Lasting Power of Attorney.
  • Advice on placing restrictions or conditions in the Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • The Office of the Public Guardian fee.

Unbundled Service – Lasting Power of Attorney

Plan for the future without the worry of hidden and unexpected costs with our Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Unbundled Service. We’ll support you in setting up a single LPA for just £249.00 plus Vat and also in registering your LPA for an extra £95.00.

Deciding to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney and potentially give someone else a right to have the control over your future welfare or property is an important decision. It’s crucial to get this right with the help of an experienced solicitor. Our solicitors are professional, experienced and will provide you with the expert advice legal services you need to ensure that you’re prepared for the future.

Unbundled Service and a fee of £249.00 plus VAT includes:

  • A free initial consultation
  • Support in setting up a single LPA
  • Ensuring registration of your LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian (£95.00 plus VAT)

Unbundled Service and a fee of £249.00 plus VAT does not include:

  • Advice on placing restrictions or conditions in the Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • The Office of the Public Guardian fee
  • Guidance to you and your attorneys on signing the documents
  • Completing the registration forms

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