Project Description

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Much has been written about Wills, and most people know that they need one. However the fact remains that Lasting Powers of Attorney are arguably more important than your Will. Why? Put simply you will still be around when your LPA’s are used they affect you directly. LPA’s allow you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf when you can’t make them for yourself. There are two distinct powers. The first is over your Property and Financial Affairs the second deals with your Health and Welfare.

Property and Financial Affairs

This power of attorney allows someone that you choose to make decisions about your property, paying bills, keeping it insured and maintained, potentially even selling it and buying somewhere more suited to your needs. They can manage your bank accounts and investments on your behalf and ensure that all of your financial needs are met. A property and financial LPA avoids applications to, or interventions by, the courts together with the associated costs and delays. Your Attorney(s) are bound by law to act in your best interests at all times and face criminal sanctions if they don’t.

Health and Welfare

Nobody wants social services to be involved in their life, but since the implementation of the 2014 care act they will be if you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself. That is unless you have a Health and Welfare LPA in place. With this critical document you can authorise trusted family members to act and make decisions on your behalf. Whether it is speaking to your doctors, putting the right care in place, or even making an end of life decision this document helps you seize control of your own affairs, even when you can’t make decisions for yourself.

For some interesting facts about Lasting Powers of Attorney and a special offer voucher, download our Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney.

  • Appoints someone, or a number of people to look after your affairs if you can’t
  • Deals with Personal Finances and / or Personal Welfare
  • Avoids influence and interference from The Courts and Local Authorities
  • Inexpensive, practical solution for a potentially complex situation.


Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00
Saturday By Appointment
Sunday By Appointment

01423 589 259



We have worked with hundreds of clients across many different areas of the law.
Here are just a few things that our clients say about us:

estate planning client

Our circumstances were complex – or so we thought, no children and no family to speak of. Nick worked with us to identify the best options for our estate and recommended setting up a charitable trust, we can now be certain that our estate will benefit all of the causes that we support after our deaths.

by G & S P. Lincolnshire

Our experience of Will and Probate Services has been excellent, they are knowledgeable and always happy to help. They are definitely specialists in Wills and planning for later life. But the best thing about them is that they are much cheaper than the local solicitors and offer a better service.

by P.G. Cambridgeshire.
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Mum’s health hadn’t been so good and she was becoming frail and confused. Because I live out of the country I needed help and advice from someone I, and more importantly Mum, could trust. Nick and his team have been great they set up lasting powers of attorney for her so that we can look after her home, her bills and her care.

by J.R.T. South Africa

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