Enduring power of attorney

An enduring power of attorney is a document that appoints someone as an attorney to manage property, money and financial affairs. It does not extend to the person’s health and welfare. Enduring powers of attorney were replaced with lasting powers of attorney in October 2007 so it is no longer possible to make an enduring power of attorney.

If however, an enduring power of attorney was made before the 1st October 2007 it can still be registered and if it is already registered it will still be valid. If you would like someone to look after your affairs and you have not made an enduring power of attorney then you should speak with a solicitor about creating a lasting power of attorney.

Even if you already have an enduring power of attorney, it will be limited to your property and financial affairs and will not apply to decisions concerning your health and welfare. If you would like to make a power of attorney appointing a friend or relative to make decisions about your health and welfare then you should ask a solicitor about creating a health and welfare lasting power of attorney.

For anything further, one of our specialists would be delighted to meet you either in our office or in your own home to talk through your requirements and answer any questions. Please contact us at any time.