Lasting Power Of Attorney

Published / Last Updated on 15/06/2015

Lasting Power Of Attorney

The Lasting Power of Attorney replaced the Enduring Power of Attorney on 1 October 2007.

The Lasting Power Of Attorney remains valid if the person who made it becomes mentally incapacitated, and with effect 1 October 2007 this can be temporary or permanently mentally incapacitated.   

If mental incapacity occurs, the Lasting Power Of Attorney will need to be registered for it to be effective.

A Lasting Power Of Attorney has a wide scope and the person appointed Attorney can make whatever decisions they believe are needed in connection with your affairs. 

When making the Lasting Power Of Attorney you can always limit your attorney's powers by adding restrictions and clauses on how they may act.

See our full section on Powers of Attorney in the Wills  

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