Power of Attorney

Certificate Providers

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Certificate Providers A Certificate Provider is an independent person who signs a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to certify that at the time of signing, they are aware that the donor understands the purpose and scope of authority given by the LPA, that no fraud or undue pressure is used to influence the donor into making the LPA and that there is nothing else which could prevent the LPA from being created. Certificate Providers must either be a person who the donor has known for at least two years as more than an acquaintance (for example a friend or colleague), or a person with relevant professional skills (such as a medical professional, social worker or legal professional). The Office of the Public Guardian’s official guidance provides a number of persons who cannot act as Certificate Provider: an attorney or replacement attorney in the current LPA or another other LPA or…

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