If you’re too ill, let a trusted person make your decisions for you with a Lasting Power of Attorney.

If you ever lose your capacity to make decisions, you’ll need someone you trust to do it for you. Make it easier for that person by choosing them now, with a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), our team of highly skilled legal professionals can help you do this.

If you’re too ill, let a trusted person make your decisions for you with a Lasting Power of Attorney.

If you ever lose your capacity to make decisions, you’ll need someone you trust to do it for you. Make it easier for that person by choosing them now, with a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), our team of highly skilled legal professionals can help you do this

How does it work?

Imagine what would happen if you got seriously ill – so ill that you could no longer make decisions for yourself. In these situations, it’s best if there’s someone to take over your affairs, making decisions about your money and your treatment. A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to choose that person now. And it saves the person you trust from having to apply to the Court of Protection, which can take a long time and cost thousands of pounds.

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Our online Lasting Power of Attorney builder makes it easy, taking you through some simple questions at your own pace, which will allow us to create your Lasting Powers of Attorney for you. If you need help, our team of highly skilled legal professionals are there for you. You also get the peace of mind knowing that you’re protecting your future.

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Property and Finance

This allows someone you trust to take charge of your property and your money, and use them for your best interests. That could mean selling your house to pay for the best treatment. Or it might mean turning your assets into an income for you.

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Give us a call on

0345 122 8103

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

Health and Welfare

This lets the person you trust make decisions about your medical treatment and where you live. They’ll have a sense of what you’d prefer, so they can make sure you’re as comfortable and well cared-for as possible.

Why use us?

Friendly, helpful people

With us, whatever you want to do, you can always do it the personal way, by talking to a nice, knowledgeable person.

Clarity and simplicity

We’ve made making a will really clear and simple. No one should have to deal with a load of legal jargon.

Lower prices

We want making a will to be in everyone’s reach. That’s why we created an SRA-approved online Will builder.

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Frequently asked questions

Who can I choose to be my Attorney?

You can choose anyone who agrees to it, as long as they’re over 18, have the mental capacity, and have never had a Debt Relief Order or gone bankrupt. You can choose to have as many Attorneys as you like, however most people choose to have between 1 and 4.  You can choose for them to act together (which means all decisions must be made by all Attorneys together) or separately which means that your Attorneys could make decisions, on your behalf, either together or individually). The person is usually a family member or friend that you trust, but can be a solicitor or another professional.  However you should always consider that a Solicitor or other Professional may charge to act as your Attorney.

What happens if I don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney?
 

If you lose capacity and you don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney, your family would have to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order. Taking responsibility to makes decisions on behalf of someone else is a serious matter, so it can take a long time with legal fees running into thousands of pounds. It can also mean the person that you would have chosen to make those decisions isn’t the person chosen by the Court of Protection.

What does ‘mental capacity’ mean?
 

“Mental capacity” means our ability to make decisions about our lives. When we can’t do this anymore, perhaps because of an injury or a degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s, the law says we ‘lack capacity’. According to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, to have capacity you must be able to understand the information you need to make a decision (for example, what the consequences are). You also need to remember it long enough to make that decision, weigh up your options, and then tell someone about your decision. You don’t have to be able to speak to tell someone, as long as you can communicate by way of simple language or visual aids.

Who can I choose as an attorney?
 

You can choose anyone who agrees to it, as long as they’re over 18, have mental capacity, and haven’t had debt relief or gone bankrupt. You can choose more than one person, if you like, and you can choose for them to act together (if they know each other) or separately (if you’re thinking a long time in the future, and it’s impossible to get hold of one of them). The person’s usually a family member, but can be a solicitor.

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