Lasting Powers of Attorney 
Expires after 90 days
CPD Hours: 1
Lasting powers of attorney have been around for some years, but continue to cause problems to practitioners. How do you deal with a client suffering from dementia or who has had a stroke? Are health and welfare lasting powers a good idea? Can an attorney make use of the lifetime exemptions from IHT? How do you deal with an attorney who is misbehaving?
Topics will include:
- Basic principles enshrined in the Mental Capacity Act
- The test for capacity and its effect on the tests for capacity to make wills and lifetime gifts;
- Revocation and cancellation of lasting powers - what to do if an attorney is not acting properly;
- Trustees and delegation by lasting powers - can co-owners delegate their powers?
- Recent cases.