Carolyn Snellgrove responds to today’s comments by former Judge Denzil Lush who has raised concerns about Lasting Powers of Attorney.
There has been national press this week about the potential disadvantages of Powers of Attorney for vulnerable people. Alongside this, a very sad case has been reported where an elderly gentleman was financially abused under one of the old-style Enduring Powers of Attorney.
However Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), when properly drafted, with well-chosen attorneys, can be a great tool to help someone who goes on to lose capacity.
The concerns which have been raised by Judge Denzil Lush actually highlight the advantages of making an LPA with the help of a Solicitor rather than on your own.
Here are some of those advantages: