Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allow you to choose who will be able to make decisions for you in the event (through illness or injury) that you are not able to make those decisions for yourself.
There are two types of LPA:
Property and Financial Affairs
This allows the person or people you select to look after your finances. This can include paying your bills, managing your investments, selling your home and collecting benefits.
Health and Welfare
Your attorney(s) will be able to make decisions about your daily routine, medical care (including life-sustaining treatment) and moving into a care home.
Where someone has already lost capacity and not made an LPA, it will be necessary for a family member, friend or professional to make an application to the Court of Protection and we have a specialist team dedicated to this area of work.
We also have experience in advising on and drafting Advance Decisions (otherwise known as “living wills”) which set out your wishes regarding medical treatment in the event that you are not able to express those wishes yourself.
Contact one of our lawyers today or speak to your local office.