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Lasting Powers of Attorney: A Practical Guide 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781784461393
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781784460679
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £65.00

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The fourth edition of this practical guide to lasting powers of attorney has been updated and expanded to take account of relevant developments in law and practice.

This edition provides an update on settled and developing areas of law affecting LPAs. Specific areas include:

  • Mental capacity assessments
  • Making best interest decisions
  • GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • Trust law revisions
  • Making LPAs for specific groups
  • Advance decisions and LPAs
  • Choosing an attorney
  • Business LPAs
To help lawyers give their clients full advice, the author draws on his extensive legal experience and offers guidelines on making, registering and using LPAs, and making a deputy application. Guidance is also given regarding safeguarding and abuse concerns.

The appendix includes law and guidance such as Law Society practice notes, sample LPA clauses, a checklist for making a Business LPA and memorandum of wishes. It also includes how to make a Health and Welfare Deputyship Application and what to include in an Advance Decision.

Wills and Probate
1. Introduction
2. MCA 2005 principles
3. Assessment of mental capacity
4. Best interests
5. Taking instructions
6. Advice to the donor
7. Drafting, execution and registration
8. Resolving disputes
9. Attorneys and other decision-makers
10. Business lasting powers of attorney
11. Drafting a BLPA
12. Objections, challenges and revocations
13. Advance decisions to refuse medical treatment
14. Enduring powers of attorney
15. Court of Protection deputies