Arranging lasting power of attorney (LPA) can help you ensure that your financial and personal affairs are managed in your best interests and in line with your guidance in the event that you lose the capacity to manage them yourself.
Giving someone, whether a friend, family member or professional, lasting powers of attorney can give you confidence that even if you lose mental capacity, for example as a result of dementia or brain injury, your affairs will be managed in a way that is in keeping with your wishes.
There are two types of attorney you can appoint.
Property and affairs LPA
A property and affairs LPA is appointed to pay bills on behalf of donors, manage property, distribute assets to family or charities, or claim benefits or allowances.
A welfare LPA is empowered to make decisions about the health and welfare of donors. This may include decisions about nursing or hospital care or questions of whether the donor wishes to receive life-saving treatment.
George Ide LPA services
In order to be effective, a lasting power of attorney needs to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
George Ide LLP’s specialist writing and advice service can help you through the process of nominating and confirming an LPA and can even help in cases where, for whatever reason, you wish to end the arrangement.
For more guidance on arranging lasting power of attorney you can speak to our solicitors over the phone or via an email. Please see the solicitor profiles on the right of this page.
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It has been an emotional time and somewhat chaotic for us both and your company have shown us great kindness and sensitivity throughout and for this we will always be grateful.
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Just a quick informal note to say thank you to you and Dawn for all the work you have both done in sorting out my Aunt’s Estate. It has been a great help to me and you have provided a first class service at a very fair and reasonable price, thank you for getting it all sorted in such a good time.
Yours SincerelyAndy Ford
Shelley and I are most grateful to you for your guidance and most excellent advice in this matter, and we will not hesitate to recommend you and your firm – in fact we have already done so. With kind regards.Nick Cook
Dear Ursula. It was never going to be easy dealing with the personal effects of a loved one, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your dedicated staff for the kind , thoughtful and professional way you have dealt with all aspects of the estate and helping to bring closure for myself and my family in a timely manner.
Once again , thank you.Philip Allen
Dear Ursula. Many thanks for your fine work in handling my Dad’s estate. My Mother and I feel very fortunate to have been so well looked after, and, as well as being thorough, you have been especially kind in the manner in which you spoke with my mother. I feel confident that I can provide for my Mum’s every need which is just as my father would have wished.Angela Rider
I have worked with George Ide LLP for many years, initially as a support worker but now as a Registered Manager. I have found their brain injury
team, more specifically Paul Fretwell, to be highly efficient, supportive and effective when working alongside me with a very challenging group of clients. Paul and the team at George Ide LLP have secured settlements ranging from £1-6 million and beyond, ensuring financial security and peace of mind for life for the clients and their families.
I have worked closely over many years with Ursula Watt and Stephen Shine in George Ide LLP’s Court of Protection team. I am always impressed by how adaptable and attentive they are in looking after their brain-injured clients who often display challenging behaviour. They are able to communicate in a way our clients understand and work in a very person centered way. They are firm but fair and always have the clients’ best interests at heart. Karl Thompson. Managing Director, THCS LtdSee Review
I found the service really professional and I was glad I instructed George Ide.Tom Roberts
We are writing to thank you for your help in drawing up our new Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We were most impressed with the efficiency and friendliness of everyone involved.
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I would like to thank Ursula, Jill and Mr Enticott for all your hard work. You did a wonderful job.Head of Legacies, National Trust
I would like to thank you & the team at George Ide LLP for the efficient & sensitive management of Mum’s estate which has made a huge difference to both my sister & I after her death.
Many thanks & Kind regardsJayne Rogers
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all at George Ide so much, for all the help and support you have given to the family down the years and in particular of course whilst acting for us as professional executor. This is an emotional period for all families I’m sure. It has been no different for us. You have handled everything with consummate professionalism throughout and especially so in our more fractious moments.Henry Bennett
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jan for her understanding, compassion and sympathy, and the professional approach with the work she carried out on my behalf.
Thank you for your kind words when we spoke on the phone recently. You were so lovely with mum; I know her will was difficult for her because she was too young, but you made the air light and helped her in some small way that was touching.See Review
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