Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Dementia was the leading cause of death across the UK in 2022, and cases are set to reach new heights by 2030.

If you’re diagnosed with a devastating illness such as dementia or Alzheimers, your loved ones have little say in your medical care or what happens to your estate.

Appointing a power of attorney ensures you receive care and support no matter what life throws at you, and that your family can access the assets you intend to leave for them.

Our lasting power of attorney solicitor provides expert guidance every step of the way, so you have peace of mind when planning your family’s future.

Why chose Daniel Taylor Solicitors?

20 Years Experience

Your claim will be handled by a solicitor with over 20 years experience in dealing with legal matters like yours.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free, no obligation, consultation to discuss your needs and providing a quote for the help you need.

Fixed Fee Service

Our service is provided on a 'fixed fee' basis meaning you will only pay the amount you agree with us at the outset.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so through illness or incapacity.

It involves appointing someone as your attorney to take full responsibility for all decisions surrounding your assets and personal health and welfare, so you must choose an individual you trust completely.

The two different types of LPA are:

  • Property and financial lasting power of attorney—can include managing your bank accounts, paying bills, selling property, or making investments
  • Personal health and welfare lasting power of attorney—can include decisions about where you live, your medical treatment, and day-to-day care
Most people chose to arrange both types of LPA but it is possible to have just one of either LPA if you prefer. 

Lasting Power of Attorney FAQS

Is it best to use a solicitor for Lasting Power of Attorney?

It is possible to arrange for a Lasting Power of Attorney ('LPA') yourself via the Government's website.

However, hiring a solicitor to create and register your LPA is the best way to ensure its validity, and that it serves its purpose for yourself and the person receiving power of attorney. Mistakes within the LPA application may lead to delay, additional cost, or the LPA being invalid. 

How much does a solicitor charge for Lasting Power of Attorney?

The cost of obtaining a lasting power of attorney through a solicitor varies depending on a few factors, such as:

  • type of LPA: You can choose to create one of both types, including health and welfare decisions or property and financial affairs, with both costing more
  • legal fees: The fee your lasting power of attorney solicitor charges for drafting and registering it depends on their experience, location, and the complexity of the situation
  • your circumstances: If your affairs require special considerations, such as international assets or business interests, it may require additional time and expertise from legal professionals 

At Daniel Taylor Solicitors we are able to offer a free, no obligation, consultation in relation to your Lasting Power of Attorney and will be able to provide this for a fixed fee to ensure there are no hidden or surprise fees for you. 

When is it too late for a Lasting Power of Attorney?

An individual can only designate power of attorney to someone else if they are ‘of sound mind’, and have their full mental capacity. It is deemed too late if they have already lost this through illness or incapacity.

Create a Lasting Power of Attorney through Daniel Taylor Solicitors

At Daniel Taylor Solicitors, we ensure that appointing your power of attorney is as seamless and stress-free as possible by doing the hard work for you.

Our specialist lasting power of attorney solicitor will be on hand every step of the way, so you have peace of mind throughout the entire process.

Contact us today for a guaranteed response within 24 hours.  

"Daniel dealt with my legal matter in a professional and efficient manner. He talked me through the options and patiently listed to how I wanted to proceed."

Robert - Lasting Power of Attorney Client

"Daniel was able to give me clear advice which we used to agree a compromise that all Parties were happy with"

Client defending a claim by a former business partner

Daniel Taylor

Managing Director