A Lasting Power of Attorney (Property and Affairs or Health & Welfare) cannot be used by the Attorney until registered at the Court of Protection.  In cases where the Power is not to be used for the time being, and perhaps is being viewed as ‘insurance against the worst case’, some people decide not to register immediately but instead wait to see if registration becomes necessary.

This is not recommended.  Registrations takes several weeks at best and can be complicated by technicalities when the process is deferred.  Having to wait for a Power to be registered is the last thing an Attorney wants when use of the Power suddenly becomes necessary.

Tassells regularly advise on Lasting powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matter.

Tassells Solicitors
20 West Street
ME13 7JF

T: 01795 5333337
E: law@tassells-solicitors.co.uk

Open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm