On the face of it, LPAs appear to be straightforward forms that can be easily completed and submitted for registration.

However, LPAs confer significant authority upon Attorneys, so it is important to receive the right advice in order to fully understand the nature of the documents and the implications of putting them in place. It can also be difficult to find someone willing to take on the responsibility of the Certificate Provider.

As the forms are lengthy, and require so many signatures by different parties, it is easy to make mistakes. These are often not identified until after the document has been sent to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration, meaning that a second application fee needs to be paid upon re-submission.

We can ensure that the documents are prepared in accordance with your wishes and are properly signed and witnessed so that there are no delays to their registration.

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