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Massive Rise In Lasting Power Of Attorney Arrangements

The number of lasting power of attorney (LPA) arrangements registered in England and Wales continues to increase dramatically, with the total number almost doubling over the last five years. According to figures provided by the Ministry of Justice, 875,000 LPAs were registered in the year to April 2020 (22,000 of which were rejected).

Roughly half a million of these registered lasting power of attorney arrangements were finance and property LPAs, while the remainder covered health and welfare. To put this in context, the total number of LPAs registered in England and Wales in 2008 was a mere 36,000.

A lasting power of attorney can cover finance and property or health and welfare, with the figures showing that the former type of arrangement is far and away the most common.

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Dementia has become increasingly topical recently, with scientific research leading to better understanding and treatment of the syndrome. However, dementia and related conditions, including Alzeimer’s disease, account for around 70,000 deaths every year, making it the leading cause of death in the UK (a figure which may be exceeded by COVID-19 in 2020).

The condition’s mortality rate has more than doubled since 2010. Reasons for this sharp rise include an ageing population, more effective treatment of other conditions such as heart disease, and the growing dementia diagnosis rate.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia, a figure which is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. This is one of the reasons why lasting power of attorney registrations have increased so rapidly in recent years.
When a person loses their mental capacity after developing a dementia condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, another person, normally a family member, will need to make decisions on their behalf. For this reason, many people choose to set up a lasting power of attorney following a dementia diagnosis to ensure that their best interests are safeguarded as the condition inevitably progresses. Once mental capacity is lost, it can be a costly, lengthy and complicated process for a third party to assume responsibility for a person’s finance and property and/or health and welfare affairs. A lasting power of attorney arrangement therefore represents a sensible, practical and cost-effective means of planning ahead.
Louise Nelson is a solicitor with over 39 years experience in drawing up lasting power of attorney documents, and explaining and advising on the process. Each LPA is different, because it is intended to reflect a person’s unique wishes and intentions. Louise has registered numerous LPAs for clients in Liverpool and across Merseyside over the years, and offers a no obligation consultation by phone or in person. Bartletts Solicitors offers a transparent fixed fee service so that clients know exactly how much they will pay before instructing us. Contact Louise today on 0800 373 894, or via the contact form below.

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Your lasting power of attorney will be handled from start to finish by Louise Nelson, a solicitor with 39 years experience of helping families in Liverpool with elderly relatives. Louise is assisted by Fran Cartwright, a solicitor specialising in this area of law.

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Fran Cartwright is Louise Nelson's assisting solicitor in the lasting power of attorney department at Bartletts Solicitors.

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