Make Lasting Power of Attorney (LPAs): we are the specialists on how to make Powers of Attorney (LPAs), writing or registering your LPA, contact us on 01323 384003 if you live in England and Wales.
For the record, we are specialist solicitors with substantial experience in advising on LPA’s and Court of Protection work when it is too late.
We will need some basic information from you, and a robust conversation about the best arrangements to make for your protection. Then we can make Lasting Powers of attorney which are tailored to your specific circumstances and needs.
We need to bear in mind both your requirements, those of the Court of Protection, and your family circumstances. Not everyone is sufficiently caring or has the time or interest or ability to effectively run your Lasting Powers of Attorney.
As professionals, we have full professional indemnity insurance, and fees are kept in a separate client account for your protection until the work has been completed.
Even before Lasting Power of Attorney came out in October 2007, we held regular meetings with a senior official of the Office of the Public Guardian to make sure that our planning and then implementation of the new regime was as good as we could make it. Sadly, we failed to help create a sensible system, though it is very slowly improving!
We believe our system to help you make Lasting Powers of Attorney has been refined to make it as simple and effective as is reasonably possible.
To make Lasting Powers of Attorney call our LPA hotline 01323 384003
For those keen to ensure their Legal Planning stays on course and secure, our Peace of Mind Service offers a 25% dicount on the fees below (except the Court Registration fees of course):
Single Lasting Power of Attorney: £250 either Property & Financial Affairs OR Health & Welfare+ registration fee.
Pair of Lasting Powers of Attorney £425 Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare + registration fees.
Four Lasting Powers of Attorney £799 + registration fee Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare for both of a couple + registration fees.
Costs are as at August 2022, and Court registration fee is usually £82 for each LPA.
Lasting Power of Attorney cost can vary from up to well over £1,500 for a single Lasting Power of Attorney (the latter only if you chose an expensive solicitor!) But our fees are much more down to earth. As is our advice, we won’t blind you with jargon and we will explain things in terms you understand. (Stop Press – we have just further reduced the cost of a pair of Lasting Powers of Attorney.)
You could download the Lasting Power of Attorney forms and the application pack (well over 100 pages) and do it yourself. You could end up up creating a perfectly valid Lasting Power of Attorney which pitches you into the realms of the Court of Protection with horrendous costs and a strong possibility that control will be lost to a professional – who will need to be paid until the person dies.
But on the lighter side, the Office of the Public Guardian may make you pay the FULL Lasting Power of Attorney cost of registering again if you make the slightest error – e.g. forget to tick a box, or put Mr / Mrs / Miss etc. A massive extra on your LPA fees. Dealing with the Office of the Public Guardian can be hard and stressful work! (But not nearly as bad as dealing with the Court of Protection when things go wrong with LPAs in place.)
However, most people realise that they need professional advice in preparing their Lasting Power of Attorney – cost is relatively insignificant when compared to the cost of NOT having Lasting Power of Attorney when things go wrong. But folk want to pay a reasonable price for Lasting Powers of Attorney. You will be pleased to hear that our fees for preparing and registering LPAs are far less than many solicitors charge just for the registration application work. Though, to be fair, dealing with the Office of the Public Guardian isn’t easy – and if you’re paying a solicitor over £250 an hour…..
We can’t cut the Court fees though, sadly – but we can minimise them if you are entitled to discounts, which currently apply to anyone with a gross incomeof under £12,000 a year.
With many firms, the time taken to obtain a discount from the Office of the Public Guardian would be far outweighed by the cost of the extra time spent. It takes more than a few minutes to fill in two 12 page application forms to register one persons Lasting Powers of Attorney. Then you get started on the request for a reduction in the cost of registering the LPAs. Because we are specialists, we prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney all day and every day. Consequently it takes us far less time than a firm who might write one or two Lasting Powers of Attorney a month.
So get in touch and we’ll give you sound advice for your Lasting Power of Attorney: we will guide you through the process of making your Lasting Powers of Attorney at a cost you can afford.
Our process in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney is very straightforward. We provide all the friendly support you need to make wise choices in what can be a complicated area if you don’t get good advice. The friendly side is important as an adviser who doesn’t take the trouble to understand you is unlikely to give best advice when it comes to making your Lasting Power of Attorney cost effective. Creating your LPA costs generally much less with us. There are cheaper options elsewhere, but the cost of getting it wrong can be appalling in both personal and financial terms.
There is a further fee for preparing the registration paperwork and we do our best to save you as much as possible of the cost of Office of the Public Guardian application for registration fees. Where some firms charge £360 to deal with the Office of the Public Guardian registration paperwork! We offer value and advice.
Why not ask for our Free Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney cost and Legal Planning – it is free and covers the major types of legal planning you should be considering as well as the Lasting Power of Attorney cost – just click the link to contact us.
Lasting Power of Attorney cost need not be a fortune.
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Or ask for our Free Guide to LPAs and Legal Planning.