Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Empower your loved ones to make decisions on your behalf
Our Lasting Powers of Attorney service ensures your wishes are respected even if you are unable to express them. Safeguard your future with the help of our HK lawyers.

Why seek legal advice

Are you concerned about who will make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated? Seek legal advice to establish Lasting Powers of Attorney and ensure your interests are protected.
Benefits to the user of getting legal advice:

  • Peace of mind
  • Control over your affairs
  • Protection from exploitation
  • Support for loved ones
  • Legal expertise
  • Avoids court intervention
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Why choose HK Law?

When it comes to establishing Lasting Powers of Attorney, trust in a legal team that prioritizes your interests. From document creation to registration, our team handles every aspect of establishing Lasting Powers of Attorney, providing you with a hassle-free experience.

Here’s why HK Law is the right choice for you:

  • Expertise in Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Accredited Professionals
  • Dementia Friendly
  • Personalised Approach
  • Clear Communication
  • Comprehensive Service
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Your questions answered

Hannah Keenan, Partner
  • What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
    A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust (your attorney) to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so due to incapacity.
  • Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
    A Lasting Power of Attorney ensures that your wishes are respected if you become incapacitated. It allows you to choose who will make decisions on your behalf, giving you control over your financial, health, and personal affairs.
  • Can I create a Lasting Power of Attorney myself?
    While it is possible to create an LPA yourself, seeking legal advice ensures that the document is legally valid, tailored to your specific needs, and compliant with all relevant regulations.
  • Who can be my attorney?
    Your attorney can be anyone you trust to make decisions in your best interests. It can be a family member, friend, or a professional, such as a solicitor.
  • When does a Lasting Power of Attorney come into effect?
    A Lasting Power of Attorney can only be used once it is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. It can be registered at any time, regardless of whether you have lost capacity or not.
  • What decisions can my attorney make on my behalf?
    Your attorney can make decisions regarding your finances, property, healthcare, and personal welfare. You can set restrictions or specify the types of decisions your attorney can make in your LPA.
  • Can I change or revoke my Lasting Power of Attorney?
    Yes, you can change or revoke your LPA as long as you have mental capacity. It is recommended to seek legal advice to ensure the changes are properly executed and documented.
  • What happens if I don't have a Lasting Power of Attorney?
    Without an LPA, decisions regarding your affairs may be made by a court-appointed deputy, which can be a costly and time-consuming process. Having an LPA in place ensures that your wishes are respected and reduces the burden on your loved ones.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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