Category Archive: Lasting powers of attorney

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)

Power of attorney There are times when you may require someone to act on your behalf. It is here that you would legally appoint someone to manage your affairs. This does not mean that you will no longer have control over your affairs, your affairs will remain yours, but it does mean you can request…

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Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and probate

Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and probate We can’t predict what will happen in the future, but we can plan and protect our interests. Your personal welfare and that of your families can be safeguarded for times of uncertainty. At Tayntons we are specialists in dealing with wills, trusts, powers of attorney and probate. We…

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