Drafting and Using Lasting Powers of Attorney


Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) have become extremely popular. They are however subject to restrictions and present a number of problems both in drafting and in use.

This webinar will consider:-

  • The circumstances in which an attorney can receive remuneration for attorneys
  • Gifts made by an attorney on behalf of the donor of an LPA
  • Problems relating to the appointment of successive attorneys in the light of the decisions in Boff and Miles
  • The use of LPAs in relation to business interests
  • New OPG guidance on discretionary fund management and the use of solicitor client accounts and the forthcoming Practice Note for professional attorneys

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar you will be able to:

  • Advise clients on the circumstances in which they can receive remuneration in relation to an LPA
  • Advise clients on gifts that can be made without application to the Court of protection
  • Draft LPAs to avoid problems in relation to replacement attorneys
  • Advise clients with businesses of the benefits of LPAs
  • Take account of new OPG guidance in relation to discretionary fund management and the use of client bank accounts



Professor Lesley King of the University of Law is co-author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide; A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (with Precedents);  A Practitioner’s Guide to Wills; Wills: A Practical Guide and editor of The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook. She is the wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on wills, taxation and related matters.

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