Palmers Solicitors

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Property and Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney enables you to appoint others to look after your financial and property affairs.

An LPA may come into effect immediately or may be drafted so as only to come into effect at a later date, or upon the happening of a defined event – e.g. if the grantor becomes mentally incapable of dealing personally with his property and affairs.

In addition, it is now possible to create a Personal Welfare LPA ,which allows you to appoint one or more persons to make decisions regarding your health and personal care (including, where desired, decisions about the provision of life- saving treatment).

Attorneys under a Personal Welfare LPA may act only where you lack capacity to do so yourself.

An LPA must be registered before use with the Office of the Public Guardian. A “certificate provider” must certify that you fully understand the LPA and are freely entering into it.

Enduring Powers of Attorney, created before 1st October 2007, will continue to be effective and need not be registered, unless required under the EPA rules.

Should you

  • wish to grant an LPA
  • require a certificate provider to complete an LPA already created by you or on your behalf
  • need assistance in registering an existing LPA

please contact us.

Home visits are available for elderly or infirm clients who are unable to attend at our offices.

Donna Smy

Supervising Partner, Private Client

Basildon
Helen Jago

Supervising Partner, Private Client

Rayleigh
Laura Carter

Graduate Legal Executive

South Woodham Ferrers
Lee McClellan

Supervising Partner, Private Client

Basildon
Tim Steele

Supervising Partner Private Client & South Woodham Ferrers Office Compliance Officer For Legal Practice, Training Partner

South Woodham Ferrers
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