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Powers of Attorney

Power of Attorney

Give others authority to act on your behalf

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorises others - your attorney or attorneys - to act on your behalf. There are several types of Power of Attorney and the one you need depends on your circumstances and what you want it to cover. A Power of Attorney must be created while you are able to make decisions and understand what you are doing.

Power of Attorney has two main forms - Ordinary (or General) and Lasting. An Ordinary or General Power of Attorney is valid only while you still have mental capacity to decide on your financial matters and can be limited to certain areas. It's usually only used on a temporary basis, such as if you need to go into hospital, or will be away for some time and need someone to manage your affairs.

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives your attorney legal authority to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to, or you don't want to. To set up a LPA, you must have the mental capacity to understand your decision and must not be under any pressure to sign it.

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Powers of Attorney

Continuing and Welfare (combined) Power of Attorney (Scotland)

Use this pack to appoint someone as your attorney to look after your financial affairs and health and social needs in the event that you become unable to do so yourself.

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£45 Buy now £139 Buy now

Continuing Power of Attorney (Scotland)

Use this pack to appoint an attorney to look after your financial affairs in the event that you lose capacity to do so yourself.

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£45 Buy now £139 Buy now

Enduring Power of Attorney (Northern Ireland)

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) allows you to appoint someone to act as your attorney to manage your affairs if you become unable to manage them yourself or communicate.

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NA £139 Buy now

General Power of Attorney (England and Wales)

This document enables you to temporarily grant someone the authority to deal with your financial affairs

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£45 Buy now £109 Buy now

General Power of Attorney (Northern Ireland)

A General Power of Attorney (GPA) allows you to appoint someone to act as your attorney and manage your affairs for a set period of time, for example, while overseas for a couple of years.

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£45 Buy now £109 Buy now

General Power of Attorney (Scotland)

Use this to temporarily grant someone the authority to deal with your financial affairs. This may be useful if, for example, you are out of the country for a period of time.

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£45 Buy now £109 Buy now

Lasting Power of Attorney - Property and Financial Affairs

Nominate up to six people and/or a trust corporation to be your attorneys and make decisions about your property and financial affairs in the event that you can no longer do so yourself.

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NA £139 Buy now

Lasting Power of Attorney - Health and Welfare

Nominate up to six people to act as your attorney(s) and make decisions about your health and social welfare in the event that you can no longer do so yourself.

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NA £139 Buy now

Welfare Power of Attorney (Scotland)

Use this to appoint someone to act as your attorney to look after your personal welfare - your health and social needs - in the event that you lose capacity to do so yourself.

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NA £139 Buy now
Objections

COP 7 - Objection to Court of Protection of LPA registration

Use this to object to the registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) where you are an intended attorney in that LPA or a named person in receipt of form LPA 1 - Notice of intention to apply for registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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NA £39 Buy now

COP 8 - Application relating to EPA registration

Use either to object to the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or to seek registration if registration has been suspended. It is only suitable for the donor of the EPA, an intended attorney or a relative of the donor who is entitled by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to receive notice.

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NA £39 Buy now

LPA 6 - Objection by donor of LPA registration

Use this if you are the donor in a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and you wish to object to your LPA being registered. It raises your objections to the Public Guardian.

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NA £39 Buy now

LPA 7 - Objection to the Public Guardian of LPA registration

Use this to object to the registration of an LPA if you are one of the attorney's 'people to be told' (also known as 'named persons') listed in the LPA to be notified of any proposed registration.

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NA £39 Buy now

LPA 8 - Notice to Public Guardian of application to Court of Protection

Send this form to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) if you have made an application to the Court of Protection to object to the registration of an LPA. If you don't there is a risk that the LPA will still be registered.

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NA £39 Buy now
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Registration

EP1 PG - Notice of intention to register an EPA

If you are the attorney in an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and wish to register the document, you must give notice of your intention using this form. You must notify the donor and a minimum of three of the donor's relatives in the order prescribed by the Mental Capacity Act.

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NA £39 Buy now

EP2 PG - Application to register an EPA

Use this if you were appointed an attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in England & Wales and you need to register the EPA because the donor is, or is becoming, incapable of managing their own affairs.

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NA £39 Buy now

EP 1 - Notice of intention to register an EPA (Northern Ireland)

Before registering your Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), a notice must be served to you, at least three of your relatives and any attorney who is not applying. This EP1 document creates the required notice.

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NA £39 Buy now

EP2 - Registration of an EPA (Northern Ireland)

Attorneys of an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) created in Northern Ireland should use this document to register the EPA.

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NA £39 Buy now

Power of Attorney Registration form (Scotland)

Use this Power of Attorney registration form to register a Continuing, Welfare or Combined Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland). You need to have created one of these Powers of Attorney before you proceed with this form.

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NA £39 Buy now
Revocation

Revocation of a General Power of Attorney

Use this to revoke a General or Ordinary Power of Attorney that you have previously granted to another person.

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NA £39 Buy now

Revocation of an Enduring Power of Attorney

Use this to revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) that you have made, but which has not been registered.

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NA £39 Buy now
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* Please note that for documents marked N/A, you may be able to get them for free from the Office of the Public Guardian - Scotland, or, The Office of Care and Protection (N.Ireland) as applicable.

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'Attorney'

The person appointed to make decisions on behalf of the individual about either their health and welfare or property and financial affairs (or both).

'Donor'

The person making a Lasting Power of Attorney to appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf.

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