People who lack mental capacity need someone else to manage their legal, financial and health affairs.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 made provision for people to choose someone to manage not only their finances and property should they become incapable, but also to make health and welfare decisions on their behalf i.e. become their ‘Attorney’. They will be able to do this through a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”). LPAs replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPA”) in 2007 when the Mental Capacity Act came into force.