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Lasting Powers of Attorney: Past Capacity, Present Issue

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Law in a nutshell

nyone appointing attorneys under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) must have the required mental capacity to do so. While important safeguards exist to protect the donor before an LPA is executed, genuine concerns that they did not in fact have capacity could arise further down the line. The attorneys could then find themselves in a difficult legal position. 

What's covered?

The key elements of LPA including where there are capacity issues, how you use this in the law and case law examples.

Estimated length

20mins

Recommended knoweldge level  

Intermediate

Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding