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Registering an LPA: What happens when an LPA is sent the OPG

Registering an LPA: What happens when an LPA is sent the OPG

Once a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) has been signed correctly, it must then be sent to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to be registered before it can be used. The LPA does not need to be registered immediately after it is signed, for example the donor may wish to wait until they … Read moreRegistering an LPA: What happens when an LPA is sent the OPG

Reminder: Office of the Public Guardian Refund Scheme

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It has been over six months since the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced their power of attorney refund scheme. Recent evidence however shows that only around 15% of those entitled to a refund have applied to the OPG. Due to this, we would like to put out a reminder about the scheme and … Read moreReminder: Office of the Public Guardian Refund Scheme

How Attorneys Can Act

How Attorneys Can Act

Where a client is wishing to appoint multiple attorneys or replacement attorneys, it should be considered how these attorneys are to act. Multiple attorneys can either act jointly, jointly and severally or jointly in some matters and jointly and severally in others. Attorneys acting jointly must make decisions for the donor together and must all … Read moreHow Attorneys Can Act

Revoking a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney

Revoking an EPA or LPA

Occasionally, a donor may review their Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney and realise that their circumstances have changed since the documents were signed, and will therefore wish to change them. To achieve this, these documents would need revoking. With an Enduring Power of Attorney, the process is simple. As the document … Read moreRevoking a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney