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Deputyships vs Lasting Powers of Attorney

You can apply for a deputyship for someone if they ‘lack mental capacity’. This is a situation where your loved one cannot make a decision for herself at the time it needs to be made. A lasting power of attorney (LPA), on the other hand, is a way of giving someone suitable whom you trust the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf if you lose mental capacity at …Read More

Good neighbours and powers of attorney

Giving your neighbour’s child £10 to run to the corner shop for the Sunday papers, a pint of milk and a loaf of bread would on the surface seem trivial and something that anyone of us would do if it so happened that we couldn’t go to the shop on that day.  However, the reliance on others for what is often taken for granted is the everyday reality for a …Read More