Following a change in legislation in October 2007 it is no longer possible to create new Enduring Powers or amend existing ones.
Enduring Powers of Attorney created before October 2007 remain valid and effective.
Enduring Powers provide your Attorneys with power to manage your financial affairs. In essence they can do practically everything you can do with your finances and property. They are active on completion, although they can also include restrictions as to their use.
The overriding duty of the Attorneys is to act in the best interest of the person who created the power (the Donor). They also have a duty to register the power with the Office of the Public Guardian once they believe the Donor has lost or is losing the capacity to manage their own affairs.
Enduring Power of Attorney Lawyers
- we can review your Enduring Power and advise on its effect and provisions
- to amend an Enduring Power you need to create a Lasting Power of Attorney
- we provide advice to Attorneys on their duties
- our specialist lawyers regularly deal with the registration of Enduring Powers and can help where objections are received or if you want to raise objections to the registration of a Power.