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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Covid-19

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) remains open and is working hard to continue registering Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).

Its latest guidance provides reassuring clarity on steps that can be taken during the Covid-19 lockdown, without compromising the making of an LPA. LPAs are subject to strict rules regarding their validity, and individuals may have been concerned that practical issues during lockdown (such as social distancing, self-isolation and shielding) would prevent them from making a valid LPA at this time.

The recent weeks and months have brought home the importance of providing confidence for individuals regarding the running of their affairs in the event of loss of capacity.

For more details about making a valid Health and Welfare LPA or Property and Finances LPA, please click below to read our latest briefing.

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