Should you have a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document signed by one person authorising another person to make decisions on their behalf and will remain effective even if the person making the power has lost mental capacity. There a...

The risks of ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney

Many people with Alzheimer’s will eventually reach a point where they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves – this is known as lacking ‘mental capacity’. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important legal t...

Are Powers of Attorney a risk?

Last month, Denzil Lush, a retired senior judge of the Court of Protection, warned of the risks of powers of attorney and the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system. This warning came in the wake of the devastatin...

Powers of Attorney Explained

Following a diagnosis of dementia, lots of people will be encourage to ensure they have put plans in place for their future. Whilst a making or updating a Will is something most people will be familiar with, you may also be e...