Lasting Power of Attorney


Based in Weybridge, Wills, Probate and Trusts assist in the compilation of all documents including the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Clients in the surrounding areas of Chertsey, Woking and Surrey can assign a trusted person, referred to as the Attorney, to make important decisions on their behalf when they no longer have the desire or mental capacity to do so personally. These decisions may relate to property and affairs and personal welfare.

Any person over the age of 18 can make a Lasting Power of Attorney so long as they have the capacity and awareness to do so. The Donor can appoint one Attorney, or more, to execute decisions on their behalf. Clients can choose an LPA from the three available options:

  • A Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
  • A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney
  • A Deputy Power of Attorney

Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

A Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney gives the trusted person the power to make decisions on behalf of the Donor in circumstances that pertain to their health, welfare and wellbeing. This particular LPA can include provisions for daily routines such as washing, dressing and eating. It may also give the Attorney power to make decisions on medical care, undergoing life-preserving treatments or moving into a residential care facility. Prospective clients can receive advice on this particular LPA from our highly experienced legal team.

Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney

A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney gives a trusted person (the Attorney) the power to make decisions on bank or building society account management, bill paying, selling property and receiving financial benefits such as pensions. Subject to the permission of the Donor, this LPA can be executed immediately if required.

Deputy Power of Attorney

A Deputy Power of Attorney allows the court of protection to make decisions at a time where the Donor cannot make a decisions themselves. This LPA usually applies in circumstances where the Donor lacks the mental capacity to decide for themselves.

At Wills, Probate and Trusts, we assist with the setting up of your Deputy Power of Attorney using clear, definable and simple terms. We welcome enquiries from individuals living in Weybridge, Woking, Chertsey and all surrounding parts of the Surrey area.