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Powers of Attorney Glossary

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At Lambert Taylor & Gregory we aim to make seeing a solicitor as straightforward and stress-free as possible. With this in mind we have prepared a Lasting Power of Attorney glossary which explains some of the words and phrases commonly used or associated with Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Attorney
- A person appointed by the Donor to act on their behalf.
Court of Protection
- A branch of the High Court which oversees the affairs of those who lack mental capacity.
Deputy
- a person appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions and act on behalf of people who are unable to make decisions about their own affairs.
Donor
- the person who appoints the Attorney to act for them in the Lasting Power of Attorney.
Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)
- An older style Power of Attorney designed to remain in force after the person who makes the Power loses capacity. An EPA will still be valid provided it was signed prior to the 1st October 2007. However, once the Donor loses capacity it must be registered with the Court of Protection.
General Power of Attorney
- A simple short term Power of Attorney, usually used to enable the sale or purchase of a property or asset to proceed during the temporary absence of the Donor.
Health and Welfare LPA
- one of two types of Lasting Power of Attorney which allows you to appoint one or more persons to make decisions about your health and welfare.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
- a Power of Attorney which gives someone you trust the power to act on your behalf and make decisions for you if you aren't able to do so yourself due to mental or physical incapacity.
Mental Capacity Act
- the law governing behaviour towards those who lack or have impaired mental capacity.
Office of the Public Guardian
- a Government office which works with the Court of Protection providing support and advice to those dealing with vulnerable persons.
Property and Financial Affairs LPA
- one of two types of Lasting Power of Attorney which allows you to appoint one or more persons to make decisions about your property and financial affairs.

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  • Lilian Clark
    Head of Private Client Department, Senior Solicitor
    lilian@lambert-taylor-gregory.co.uk
    Lilian qualified in 1984 and joined the firm in 2008. Lilian has practiced throughout the North East of England. Lilian has amassed a wealth of experience in all aspects of private client law although she now specialises in Trusts/Asset Preservation, Wills and Probate and Powers of Attorney. Lilian has over 35 year post qualification experience.
  • Lindsay Goodson
    Solicitor
    lindsay@lambert-taylor-gregory.co.uk
    Lindsay joined the firm in 2009 and qualified in 2010. Lindsay specialises in Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and Powers of Attorney. Lindsay has 10 years post qualification experience.
  • no image Angela Robertson
    Solicitor
    angela@lambert-taylor-gregory.co.uk
    Angela joined the firm in 2011 and qualified in 2012. Angela assists Lilian Clark and Lindsay Goodson with Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and services for older clients. Angela has over 5 years post qualification experience.
  • no image Geoff Laws
    Legal Executive
    lawsg@lambert-taylor-gregory.co.uk
    Geoff joined the firm in 2019 and has over 30 years experience in dealing with Private Client matters. Geoff specialises in Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and Powers of Attorney.
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