- Beginner’s Guide to Power of Attorney
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- OPG Campaign: Your voice. Your decision.
- LPA digital service: preferences and instructions
- Questions for the Donor: What should they be asking?
- Watching the watchmen, Part 1: Stopping the POA abusing their powers
- Watching the watchmen, Part 2: Who protects the attorney?
- Don’t be a digital zombie: Pass on your passwords
- LPA digital service: Why online is not yet on the ball
- Disturbing home truths: Fewer than 50 per cent of married couples have a Power of Attorney
- Time bandits: 20-week delay at the OPG
- Brief encounter: Do you need a solicitor to help with Power of Attorney?
- Good to go: Activate the Lasting Power of Attorney
- All change? Digitising the Lasting Power of Attorney
- Ministry of Justice backs Powers of Attorney Bill
- Frightening figures: Four out of five adults have no Power of Attorney
- Grey matter matters: Lacking mental capacity
- Who do you trust? Choosing your Power of Attorney
- Setting up an LPA? Start here
- A matter of principles: How to act as an Attorney
This section is for the person appointed as the Attorney. You may be appointed as sole POA or jointly with someone else. There are two types of POA – one for Finance and Property, and another for Health and Wellbeing. These require separate applications.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is the governing body for all matters concerning the Attorney and how they are conducting their duties. The POA can seek advice from the OPG, while the donor or a relevant third party can complain about a POA to the OPG.
The Donor is the person who appoints the Power of Attorney to act on their behalf. You can appoint a single individual or several people, and you can also appoint a replacement attorney in case the first appointment is unable or unwilling to carry out their duties.