The Court of Protection recently ruled that two Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) made by an elderly lady had to be cancelled because an more…
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There's never an ideal time to update your Will, but there are some life events that will trigger the need for one.
If you're worried about losing mental capacity, a LPA allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf.
In England and Wales the law in relation to adults who lack the capacity to make decisions on their own behalf is laid down in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“MCA”), which is supported by the Code of Practice (“the Code”).
The role of the ‘Certificate Provider’ is to make sure that the person making the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is mentally capable of doing so and isn’t being placed under any pressure.