Enduring Powers of Attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) were the forerunner to Lasting Powers of Attorney. Although since 2007 you can no longer make an Enduring Powers of Attorney but any that were made prior to that date are still valid.

Enduring Powers of Attorney only cover property and financial affairs and the registration process is slightly different. With an Enduring Powers of Attorney, the document is only registered when the individual who made it (the donor) has lost capacity to deal with their day to day financial affairs. With an Enduring Powers of Attorney, registration is nothing to do with whether or not the document is valid or not.

Although you can no longer make an Enduring Powers of Attorney, you might still be in the position where you need to register an existing Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) because the donor has lost capacity. This is something that we can help you with.

If you would like to find out more about Enduring Powers of Attorney, please speak to a member of our team.