Lasting power of attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (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.

If illness or incapacity prevents you from dealing with your own day to day affairs, you can prepare a LPA to appoint someone committed to looking after your best interests. It is important to take steps now to choose someone you trust to manage and protect your wellbeing in the future.

There are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:

  • Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney

Find out more with our Lasting Power of Attorney FAQs.


Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Health and Welfare LPA enables you to choose one or more people to make decisions for you relating to your health and personal welfare, such as where you live or your medical treatment, in the event of you becoming mentally incapable.

This type of LPA can only be used once the form has been has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian and the individual concerned has become mentally incapable of making their own decisions.

A Health and Welfare LPA also enables you to empower your attorneys to give or refuse life sustaining treatment on your behalf.

Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Property and Financial Affairs LPA enables you to appoint someone to manage your property and financial affairs at a time when you are no longer physically able to or lack the mental capacity to do so. This could include paying your bills or selling your property.

As with the Health and Welfare LPA, a Property and Financial Affairs LPA can only be used once the form has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian. However, this can be used even if the person still has mental capacity.

How do I register a Lasting Powers of Attorney LPA?

We have a large, diverse and experienced Asset Management Team who specialise in all matters relating to powers of attorney. Working throughout Wales and England, our specialist solicitors regularly prepare powers of attorney for all manner of situations and clients.

We can register Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and the old form Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) with the Office of Public Guardian in order that they can be used by the appointed attorney and we also have a specialist deputyship team, who deal with applications to the Court of Protection if an LPA or an EPA is not in place, and the person has lost mental capacity.

Latest Tweets
@HughJamesLegal

ABTA and the Foreign and FCO urge holidaymakers to take care using hotel balconies https://t.co/gOoD63hkNb https://t.co/w4vfuenN4x 2 days ago

bit.ly/29sZUiJ
@HughJamesLegal

5G mobile masts – will they be on every home and lamppost? https://t.co/QwxHm3jctQ https://t.co/DZSMNslFWg 2 days ago

bit.ly/1VsREiv
@HughJamesLegal

MBO – the way forward for your business? We worked with @PwC_Wales to find out https://t.co/TnLEzgJK9c https://t.co/LMqYLaV6zR 2 days ago

bit.ly/29yYGPO
@HughJamesLegal

RT @VeeruMewa: Thank you @markharvey54 for being a great moderator at the CLE of International Practice Section #AAJinLA https://t.co/oa2vd… 4 days ago

@HughJamesLegal

Got a case of the Monday blues? Check out our current vacancies and love Mondays https://t.co/JecRLzroyc https://t.co/MsbummLMWH 4 days ago

ow.ly/y2HB302zgmv
@HughJamesLegal

Helping your children onto the property ladder? Here is what you need to know https://t.co/hUCL5BFK2S https://t.co/lbLz2niBZR 4 days ago

bit.ly/29dZ4Sc
@HughJamesLegal

Could we soon begin to see a lot more warning signs at heritage sites? https://t.co/dETLj4PUy3 https://t.co/i1N0cxYtZn 4 days ago

bit.ly/29guOsf
@HughJamesLegal

Looking for a new career? Here is a list of our current vacancies https://t.co/2PeMMief2T https://t.co/2Cbm1qFLYI 5 days ago

bit.ly/29h5hw9
@HughJamesLegal

Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust – further invasion of employees’ rights to privacy at work? https://t.co/Tsb1zfeNpG https://t.co/jbyaYxG6eB 5 days ago

bit.ly/29Bjtph
@HughJamesLegal

Teething problems with higher rates of SDLT – proposed amendments to the Finance Bill 2016 https://t.co/7ZDQqH4Bgq https://t.co/FeaDnv9Xv7 6 days ago

bit.ly/2a5QGan
@HughJamesLegal

Find out how Snapchat is being used to empower sexual abuse survivors in India https://t.co/qmEcwTP8eh https://t.co/jZOk4Y9O3F 6 days ago

bit.ly/29UWmEe
@HughJamesLegal

Hugh James named best in UK at handling construction cases https://t.co/8LCPX4WQRL https://t.co/CaPaVEaxyk https://t.co/PLDQlynvj4 6 days ago

bit.ly/2afFIAZ
@HughJamesLegal

Didn't catch us? Here's why agri diversification could be right for you #HJspotlight https://t.co/0vtpL0u3K7 https://t.co/9q7VtpkxTB 7 days ago

bit.ly/29YovbW
Our Offices

Cardiff
Hodge House
114 - 116 St. Mary Street
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Tel: 029 2022 4871
Fax: 029 2038 8222


Map and directions for Cardiff >

London
Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London, EC4Y 0DA
Tel: 020 7936 3453
Fax: 020 7936 3437


Map and directions for London >
Make an enquiry
ISO 9001 Management Systems BWPNG