On Wednesday 1 July 2015, new lasting power of attorney (LPA) forms will be available from the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

The OPG has advised that the new forms will be simpler and clearer.

The changes to the forms reflect responses to the OPG’s consultation and feedback from users who were directly involved in their development. The OPG hopes that the redesign will make the forms easier to follow and faster to complete.

Under the new forms, the requirement for a second certificate provider has been removed. However, other safeguards remain the same, such as the need for an independent witness/es and someone certifying that the donor has capacity.

Please contact our Rachel D’Souza if you would like any information about LPAs.

Source www.lawsociety.org.uk