Ask the Experts

How much does is the court fee to make an application to have a deputy appointed?

The court charges a fee of £400 per application. Once the deputy is appointed there are then further charges made by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) in respect of an appointment fee (currently £100) and a supervision fee, which varies depending on the level of supervision that the OPG believe is required.

How much does the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) charge to register an LPA or EPA?

Currently £82 per document.

I don’t have any family members or friends that I want to ask to be my attorney. What can I do?

We would be happy to act on your behalf as a professional attorney, but only in relation to property and financial affairs. We have many years experience of doing this for our clients.

I have an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), is it still valid or do I need to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

Existing EPAs are still valid, although no new ones can now be made. An EPA will only give your attorneys authority to make decisions about your property and financial affairs. If you want them to be able to make decisions about your health and welfare then you would need to make an LPA for health and welfare as well.