Lasting Power of Attorney

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a legal document that allows you to choose someone you trust (such as a friend, relative or professional), to make decisions on your behalf in the future, when you no longer wish to, or no longer can make such decisions for yourself.

You can create two types of LPA:

Property and Financial Affairs
This allows you to choose someone to make decisions about how to spend your money and the way your property and affairs are managed.

Health and Welfare
This allows you to choose someone to make decisions about your healthcare and welfare, including decisions to refuse or consent to medical treatment and deciding where you live. The Personal Welfare LPA can only be used if you lack the capacity to make the decisions yourself.

How Much Does a Lasting Power of Attorney Cost?

Advice from an Expert Solicitor

For only £95 plus VAT we can provide you with 45 minutes of expert legal advice from a specialist Solicitor about how to prepare and register a LPA, so that you can take the next steps yourself.

Making and Registering your Lasting Power of Attorney

To make and register a LPA our charges are £249 +VAT.

If you would like us to make and register both types of LPA (‘Property and Financial Affairs’ and ‘Health and Welfare’) for you, or if you and your spouse / civil partner / partner would like us to make and register mirror LPAs (one type of LPA for both of you), we offer a 15% discount on the second LPA so that our total charges are £460 plus VAT.

If you and your spouse / civil partner / partner would like us to make and register both types of LPA for both of you (four LPAs altogether), we offer a further 10% discount on the third and fourth LPA so that our total charges are £874 + VAT.

Lasting Power of Attorney Application Fee

A LPA must be registered with The Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used by your Attorney. The Office of the Public Guardian charge a registration fee of £110 per LPA. However, there can be an exemption if you receive certain means-tested benefits, or a reduction based on your financial circumstances.

To find out more about LPAs call our specialist on 01639 630 844 or contact us online and we’ll call you.