Power of AttorneyPower of Attorney Kit

Power of Attorney Kit

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A Power of Attorney allows a relative or friend to be able to legally deal with your affairs. Lawpack’s step-by-step Kit helps you to arrange one yourself without solicitor fees. 

Valid in England & Wales or Scotland, this Lawpack Kit shows you how to make: 

  1. A Lasting Power of Attorney (or a Continuing/Welfare Power of Attorney in Scotland), which lets someone make decisions about your property and personal welfare

  2. A General Power (GPA), which allows you to appoint someone to manage your affairs for specific periods or events

Regularly checked and updated by solicitors, our Kit contains clear, step-by-step guidance and includes expert advice on how to complete the forms. 

Expert, jargon-free guidance is given on:

  • The circumstances in which you might use Lasting Powers of Attorney forms, and how to complete them
  • How to make a General Power
  • How to appoint an Attorney, what their duties are, and how long the power remains in force
  • How to make Continuing, General and Welfare Powers of Attorney in Scotland
  • Registering an existing Enduring Power of Attorney if the Donor becomes mentally incapable

Template GPA  forms are provided in both versions of our Kit (paper Kit and downloadable eKit). 

The Lasting Power of Attorney forms are not included in the paper Kit, but easy online access is provided to all the LPA forms. The Lasting Power of Attorney forms, however, are included in our "Download Now" eKit.

The contents of this Kit have been approved by Richard Dew of Ten Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn, under English law and by Neill, Clerk & Murray, solicitors, under Scottish law.

What is a power of attorney?

As the population gets older, many of us find we need to give control of financial and legal matters to others.
And as more and more of us work abroad we find we need to give others the power to act on our behalf in certain matters.
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows this to be done.
It could, for example, allow someone to sign cheques and letters for you if you were going abroad for a while.
Or, if you became seriously ill, your business and personal interests could be looked after by someone you trust.

What power of attorney forms are needed?

Lasting Power of Attorney forms - England & Wales

The LPA comes in two versions:

  1. The LPA for financial decisions (LP1F) gives someone the power to make decisions about your property and affairs.
  2. The LPA for health and care decisions (LP1H) gives someone the power to make decisions about your personal welfare. This form only takes effect when you become mentally incapable.

Continuing/Welfare Power of Attorney forms - Scotland

These two power of attorney forms for Scotland deal with financial affairs and personal welfare under Scottish Law.
The WPA only takes effect when you become mentally incapable.

General Power form - England & Wales and Scotland

This is a straightforward GPA form for making a power of attorney in Scotland. It allows you to appoint an Attorney to manage your affairs for specific periods or events (e.g. if you go abroad and need to entrust the management of your business interests to your spouse). Unlike the LPA, this form ceases to take effect if you become mentally incapable.

 

Make sure it's clear who you trust to handle your affairs with Lawpack's simple-to-complete Kit.

More information on powers of attorney:

  • What do they do?
  • The powers you can give with a LPA
  • How to choose an attorney
  • Why you need a LPA
  • Why should I make a LPA?

Technical Specifications

Contents of our Power of Attorney Kit

Guidance Manual contents:

How to use this Lawpack Kit 

Powers of Attorney in England & Wales         

What is a Power of Attorney?

Using a Power of Attorney    

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney   

Important concepts    

    Capacity     

    ’Best interests’        

    Life-sustaining treatment    

    ’The five principles’

    The Code of Practice         

Lasting Powers of Attorney Property and Financial Affairs  

    The Code of Practice         

    What LPA PFAs apply to   

    What LPA PFAs do not apply to    

    Who may be an Attorney   

    How many Attorneys?       

    Revocation of an LPA PFA           

    Using an LPA PFA 

    Duties

    Accounts and records        

    Gifts   

    Trustees     

    Sale of property and Wills  

    Disclaiming 

Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Welfare  

    The Code of Practice         

    What LPA HWs apply to    

    What LPA HWs do not apply to     

    Relationship with Living Wills (Advance Decisions)          

    Who may be an Attorney   

    How many Attorneys?       

    Revocation of an LPA HW

    Using the LPA HW 

    Duties

    Gifts   

    Disclaiming 

The Forms     

    Completing the Lasting Power of Attorney

        Property and Financial Affairs and the  

        Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare        

    Decisions to be made        

    Completing the official part of the LPA      

    Registration

        Notification and objections         

The Court       

General Powers of Attorney  

    Introduction

    Scope and restrictions       

    Duration      

    Completing your General Power   

Enduring Powers of Attorney

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?      

Registration of an EPA          

    Notification

    What if one or more of the Attorneys are also notifiable relatives?           

    Notifying the Donor            

    Is it always necessary to give notice to the Donor and/or to the relatives?                                   

    Who should give the notices if there is more than one Attorney?                                     

    Who must apply?                                                                                                               

    The application Form         

    What if there is financial hardship?            

    When must the Application be made?       

    Objections to the registration of the EPA   

    Grounds on which objections may be raised         

    Cancellation of registration            

    Summary of the registration process        

    Revocation 

 

Powers of Attorney in Scotland

What is a Power of Attorney?

Continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney 

    The benefits of a Continuing Power of Attorney   

    Must the CPA or WPA be in a particular form?    

    When does the CPA or WPA become effective?

    Who may be a Granter and make a CPA or WPA?         

    What kind of authority can a Granter give in a CPA?       

    What kind of authority can a Granter give in a WPA?      

    Choosing your Attorney or Attorneys        

    Restrictions

    Who may be an Attorney?

    What an Attorney cannot do under a CPA

    Standard of care    

    Disclosure of conflict         

    Confidentiality        

    Accounts    

    Compensation for work done as an Attorney        

    Resigning the role of Attorney       

    Completing the Form of CPA or WPA      

    The Certificate       

    Application for Registering the CPA or WPA        

    The Public Guardian          

    Where can I get more information about CPAs or WPAs?           

General Powers of Attorney  

    Introduction

    Scope and restrictions       

    Duration                  

    Completing your General Power               

Glossary

 

Included loose leaf:         

  • General Power of Attorney for England & Wales
  • General Power of Attorney for Scotland

 

Forms to download:

For England & Wales:

  • LP1F Lasting Power of Attorney Property and Financial Affairs
  • LP1H Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare
  • LP3 Form to Notify People
  • Other useful Office of the Public Guardian forms and guidance notes

 

For Scotland:

  • Continuing Power of Attorney
  • Welfare Power of Attorney
  • Combined Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney
  • Certificate under Section 15(3)(C) of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 for CPA
  • Certificate under Section 16(3)(C) of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 for WPA
  • Application for Registration of a Continuing Power of Attorney or Welfare Power of Attorney
  • Other useful Office of the Public Guardian forms and guidance notes

  

Choice you will need to make when ordering a Lawpack Power of Attorney Kit

  • FORMAT The Kit is available in 2 formats:

    • Paper Power of Attorney Kit by post –includes loose-leaf General Power of Attorney Forms and online access to all other forms

    • ‘Download Now’ Ekit – available to download in one zip file

 

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