Paytons solicitors

Whilst it can be difficult to consider when you may require some assistance with your affairs, you are never too young to create a lasting power of attorney. There is also a common misconception that a husband and wife have an automatic legal authority to manage each other’s affairs but unfortunately, they do not.

A lasting power of attorney allows you to provide someone with the authority to make decisions about your finances and your health and welfare.

In the event that a person loses their mental capacity without putting a lasting power of attorney in place, an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection. If possible, this should be avoided as this involves a very long, onerous and expensive Court application.

Our Fees

We offer fixed fees for preparing lasting powers of attorney and registering them at the Office of the Public Guardian. These are:

  • £400 plus VAT plus a Court fee of £82 for one lasting power of attorney
  • £650 plus VAT plus a Court fee of £164 for two lasting powers of attorney
  • £1,000 plus VAT plus a Court fee of £328 for four lasting powers of attorney

Service team

Kirsty Dance


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Lyndzey Smissen

Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate

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