We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Affordable wills from a name you can trust

Whether you're planning your children's future, buying a house or just making sure your wishes are clearly stated, we can help you take care of your will.

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 - known as 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. You may need more than one type. A Power of Attorney must be created while you are able to make decisions and understand what you're doing.

In England and Wales, a doctor, solicitor, social worker, friend or colleague who you've known for at least two years, and is aged over 18, must also sign to confirm you've made the decision without pressure. In Scotland, only a solicitor registered to practise law in Scotland or a registered UK doctor can be the secondary signatory. In Northern Ireland, you do not have to register an Enduring Power of Attorney until the donor has lost capacity.

There are different types of Power of Attorneys to choose from depending on your requirements, where you live, and where you have assets. Generally, you can choose one that will cover your health and personal welfare decisions or one that will cover your financial decisions - or you can choose to have both.

Please read the notes below on Power of Attorney for the region you live in, and/or have assets in, or use our Power of Attorney selector tool to find the right choice for you.

Read more

Self Service * Self Service &
Expert Legal Review
**
Powers of Attorney

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.

Learn more
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.

Learn more
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

Learn more
£45 Buy now £109 Buy now

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.

Learn more
£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.

Learn more
£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.

Learn more
NA £139 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.

Learn more
£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.

Learn more
£45 Buy now £109 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.

Learn more
NA £139 Buy now

Which? Wills offers products for complete peace of mind. See our full range of products

Wills

A will ensures your estate and assets are correctly distributed

Letter of wishes

Give guidance on almost anything you'd like to happen after your death

Wills storage

After writing a will, it's vital that you store it in a safe place

Wills registration

Register your will so it's easy to find after your death

Wills search

Need to find a will? Use our wills search service to quickly locate it

* 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.

** The legal review involves our wills specialists reviewing the answers you provided when completing your document questionnaire and provides comfort that if you properly execute or sign your document it will comply with legal formalities and meet the requirements you specified.

Choose the right document

Use our Power of Attorney selector tool to find the right document for you

Help me choose

Jargon buster

'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.

View our full glossary of terms

Which? Wills packages explained

We've got three different packages to help you create your will: Self Service, Self Service & Expert Legal Review and Which? Wills Premium.

Each package offers a different level of guidance and support so we can help you, whatever your needs. Find out more about what's included in each bundle in our guide to Which? Wills packages.

The process explained

Talk to us

0117 456 6023

(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays)

If you need support, call our wills team