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Lasting Powers Of Attorney

Dawsons Law provide a fixed fee for preparing your Lasting Power of Attorneys. We do not charge additional Legal Fees for making the application to register the Lasting Application.

There is a Registration Fee payable to The Office of Public Guardian if you decide you do want to register your Lasting Power of Attorney. Currently that fee is £82 per document (January 2024)

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?  

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables a person who has capacity and is over 18 (Donor) to choose another person (Attorney) to make decisions upon their behalf. 

Lasting Powers of Attorney can deal with an individual’s: –

  • Property and Affairs: for decisions about finances, such as selling the Donor’s property or managing their bank account; and 
  • Personal Welfare: for decisions about both health and personal welfare, such as where to live, day-to-day care or having medical treatment. 

An Attorney must always act in the Donor’s best interests and can only make decisions when the Donor is unable to do so due to lack of capacity. 

Although a Lasting Power of Attorney has general authority over the Donor’s affairs, restrictions can be put in placed in relation to an Attorney’s power. 

A Lasting Power of Attorney can be revoked by the Donor at any time while they have capacity. 

What can you do if you don’t have anyone to appoint as your Attorney?

If you do not have anyone you feel is suitable to appoint as Attorney, you can appoint a Solicitor to take away the administrative burden and provide support to family members if required.  Here at Dawsons Law, the level of our involvement would depend upon the client’s circumstances and support needs.

Even if you do have a person you are happy to appoint as your Attorney, appointing a suitable Replacement Attorney would be wise.  This means that should your first appointed Attorney be unwilling or unable to act upon your behalf the Replacement Attorney can step in.  However, the Replacement Attorney cannot act unless your first appointed Attorney could not act for any reason.  You can appoint a Solicitor as a Replacement Attorney also.

Dawsons Law offers straight forward advice and assistance with preparing (and need be registration) of Lasting Powers of Attorney

We offer free home visits in Watton and Hethersett so you can be advised in the comfort of your own home.

We attend care homes and hospitals outside Watton and Hethersett for a Home Visit fixed fee of £50 plus VAT.

Dawsons Law providing peace of mind call Salena Dawson for further information. 

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