Lasting Powers of Attorney
To guarantee you have the people you choose to look after your affairs, if you were unable to do so yourself, it is crucial that a Power of Attorney is prepared, providing you with complete peace of mind.
Some advance planning now can avoid worry later and ensure that if the worst happens, you have people you have chosen in place ready to help. A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to set out who you want in charge of your affairs. It also sets boundaries for their powers and actions. By choosing the right person – though they do not have to be a family member, simply someone who you trust – you take control of your future, no matter what it holds.
This is a difficult situation for anyone to face, so our experience, sensitivity and understanding makes a real difference. We make sure the process is simple and straightforward, and you’ll have peace of mind because you have taken control of your future.
Lasting Power of Attorney Refund Scheme
The government have launched a refund scheme in relation to fees paid to register Lasting Powers of Attorney for the period 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2017. Therefore, if you had Power of Attorney document/s prepared and registered during this timeframe then you should be eligible.
The refund needs to be applied for by either, the person who prepared the document (Donor), or that person’s Attorney (if now acting on behalf of the Donor), or their Executor (if they have since passed away).
You can apply for your refund either online at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or by telephone 0300 456 0300 (choose option 6). You will need to ensure you have the copy documents to hand when dealing with the matter.
By way of guidance, the following refunds apply, depending on the date the document was registered:-
April to September 2013 £54
October 2013 to March 2014 £34
April 2014 to March 2015 £37
April 2015 to March 2016 £38
April 2016 to March 2017 £45
Please ask a member of our Private Client team for more details.
Our services to you:
Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health & Welfare
Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property & Financial Affairs
General Powers of Attorney for Specific Purposes
Trusts to Protect Assets
Court of Protection
Managing your Affairs