Category Archive: Lasting powers of attorney

Court of Protection – Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat yesterday on Twitter answering questions about Court of Protection. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Janine Guthrie, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What is the Court of Protection and who does it help? The Court of Protection exists to safeguard vulnerable…

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Business Lasting Powers of Attorney

If you are the owner, co-owner or major shareholder of a business and you lose the mental capacity to make key business decisions, this can affect the business’s ability to operate and your financial interests. A Business Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to nominate a trusted person to make these decisions for you, so…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Assisted Suicide – High Court Ruling

Those who take the wise step of signing lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) are entitled to give instructions concerning their future medical treatment. But, as a guideline High Court ruling made plain, that right does not extend to requiring attorneys to break the law by engaging in assisted suicide or euthanasia. The Office of the…

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Enduring Powers of Attorney – Why it is so important for an Attorney to keep records and document all decisions.

An application was made to the Court of Protection for retrospective approval of gifts and payments for voluntary care by the attorney under an enduring Power of Attorney. The incapacitated person at the time of the application was 95 years old and suffering from advanced dementia and was living in a residential home. The applicant…

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Court of Protection workload is on the rise!

The latest statistics show that the Court of Protection’s workload is growing at a rapid pace.  There were 38,945 orders made under the Mental Capacity Act in 2017 which was an increase of nearly 50% in 2016. Over a third (40%) of the orders made related to the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs. The…

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Are you due a partial refund?

You may have seen in the news that if you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017, you can apply for a refund of part of your application fee. This is the amount that you would have paid to register your LPA. The refund scheme applies to…

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Why you should make a Lasting Power of Attorney

Why you should make a Lasting Power of Attorney Many people never consider making a Lasting Powers of Attorney. We highlight 10 reasons why you should make a Lasting Power of Attorney. 10 top reasons to make a Lasting Power of Attorney You get to decide who to appoint to look after your property and…

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Lawyer Janine Guthrie returns to her Gloucester roots

Lawyer Janine Guthrie has returned to her Gloucestershire roots after working with a top Legal 100 law firm in London. Janine says she is delighted to have joined Gloucester law firm Tayntons as a Chartered Legal Executive and is now living in Hucclecote where she grew up. After attending Ribston Hall High School for Girls,…

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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

How would your affairs be managed if you lost the mental capacity to make key decisions about your health, welfare and financial issues? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate a trusted person to make these decisions for you, ensuring your interests are protected no matter what the future brings. Tayntons’ Lasting…

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Last will and testament

Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and probate

If you do not have an up-to-date Will, there is no guarantee your wishes will be respected when you pass away or that your loved ones will be adequately taken care of. You also risk leaving your family with a difficult probate process to sort out, potentially making an already challenging time even harder. Tayntons’…

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