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Lasting Power of Attorney

Mental Capacity and Lasting Powers of Attorney

A person can only make a Lasting Power of Attorney whilst they still have the requisite mental capacity.  The test of this is set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) The MCA says that a person is unable to make their own decision if they cannot do one or more of the following four...

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney - not just for the elderly

My teenage son is about to go travelling for a year overseas, it has been suggested that he prepares a Lasting Power of Attorney.  Why would he need this? Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are legal documents which allow another person to make decisions about your wellbeing and/or financial affairs ...

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