Powers of Attorney
We advise and assist in the preparation and registration of Powers of Attorney for people who do not choose, or are becoming unable by reason of age or infirmity, to manage their own affairs. In addition, we assist relatives and friends of individuals who, by reason of incapacity, can no longer manage their own affairs, in the appointment of Deputies under Court of Protection Orders.
Since October 2007, Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) have been replaced with Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) relating to financial matters and/or personal welfare. These can be prepared and registered with the Court of Protection when required. We will make home and hospital visits where required and at short notice if necessary.
Enduring Powers of Attorney made before October 2007 are still valid and we can, if instructed by the attorney(s), register these with the Court of Protection when the person who made the EPA (the donor) becomes mentally incapable of managing his or her affairs.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) came into effect on October 1st 2007 replacing the Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA). There are two types of LPA:
- one appointing people to act for you in regard to your Property and Affairs and
- one appointing people to look after your Personal Welfare.
Each of these is approximately 25 pages and only come into force once they have been registered.
BRGP have standard charges for setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney, depending on the type of LPA you require and whether you wish to have a visit from a BRGP representative at your home or at hospital.
Our charges are as follows.
For setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney:
|Financial Lasting Power of Attorney
||£450 + VAT
|Personal Welfare Power of Attorney
||£450 + VAT
|For Registration of a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian
|£250 + VAT