A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document. Its purpose is for you to choose one or more people to act on your behalf should you begin to lose your ability to manage your personal affairs.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney. One deals with your property and financial affairs, the other with health and welfare issues.
LPAs replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPA”) in 2007 when the Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into force.