Setting up Power of Attorney

Put plans in place now, so that you know your life is in safe hands should you have a serious accident or illness.

Setting-up Power of Attorney is the legal process of putting plans in place in case you can no longer look after yourself or your estate.

We’ll guide you through the process of choosing people you trust to look after your interests if you become unable to.

What are Powers of Attorney and why might I need them?

Making your Power of Attorney wishes clear now, means you have a say in decisions about your future. Even if you’re unable to express them later.

Choose people you trust (called ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions, or make them on your behalf in case of accident, illness or mental incapacity. And we help you write-up your wishes in a legal document.

What are the different types of Power of Attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) replaced Enduring Power of Attorney in 2007. There are two types and you can have one or both in place:

  1. Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs, Allows someone to make decisions about things like bank accounts, bills and property on your behalf and can be used as soon as you give permission.
  2. Health and Welfare Power of Attorney, Allows your chosen attorney to make decisions about things like medical treatment and residential care. It can only be used once you’re unable to do this for yourself.