Lasting Power of Attorney

8 minutes, 21 seconds

Lasting Powers of Attorney – FAQs with Dominic Mackenzie

Our wills and probate expert, Dominic Mackenzie, offers advice on how to arrange a lasting power of attorney.

Questions answered are:

  • What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
  • If I make an LPA, can attorneys do whatever they want with my assets?
  • Can I make my own Lasting Power at home?
  • How do I register an LPA?
  • Are there different kinds of LPA?
  • What does lacking mental capacity mean?
  • How is mental capacity assessed?
  • When does an LPA take effect?
  • Can I cancel an LPA?
  • What happens if there is no LPA but an individual loses mental capacity?
  • Who should I choose as my attorney?
  • What are the responsibilities of an attorney?