Lasting Powers of Attorney [2021]

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John Thurston

CPD Hours: 1


This 1 hour webinar is presented by John Thurston and covers some of the problems that practitioners come across.

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;
  • 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.