A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables someone to appoint a third party (called an ‘Attorney’) to deal with his or her affairs. It ensures that the people you trust will be able to make important decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapable of doing so for yourself.
By 2025 more than 13 million people at risk of mental incapacity will be leaving medical and care preferences to chance, reveals a new report from SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies, exposing a looming healthcare crisis across the UK.
The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are failing to record their digital worth.
Last week the government introduced a new scheme which will enable nearly 2 million people to claim for a refund on their registration fee for their Power of Attorney arrangements.
There can be no denying that a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be an extremely useful document. A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to appoint people that you trust to make important decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapable of doing so for yourself.
If you fell ill tomorrow, how would your business carry on – and how could you be sure your interests would be represented?
Latest figures reveal that dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
This can create some legal complications if they are unconscious and unable to communicate their wishes for any length of time.
As a result of the British Banking Association (BBA) Guidelines updated earlier this year, it appears that the banks are becoming stricter in the situation where one joint account holder loses capacity.
What would you like to happen if, for example, you were terminally ill and in a coma at the end of your life? Would you rather doctors withheld treatment?