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A simpler way to protect your future: redesigned ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ forms – Ministry of Justice

“Simpler forms allowing you to choose someone now that you trust to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you lose your mental capacity have been presented to Parliament.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Powers of Attorney cost reduction takes effect – Ministry of Justice

“The cost of registering Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) forms will be cheaper from today following recent public consultation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st April 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Ministers bow to pressure over ‘power of attorney’ – The Times

“Ministers have bowed to criticisms over the delays, costs and complexities in new procedures for managing the affairs of elderly vulnerable people.”

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The Times, 24th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Public Guardian begins review of impact of Mental Capacity Act – Ministry of Justice

“Plans to reduce the fees and simplify the forms for people making Lasting Powers of Attorney were part of proposals announced today in a public consultation by Public Guardian Martin John.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Public Guardian Board open meeting – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has given a speech at the first open meeting of the Public Guardian Board, a body set up under the Mental Capacity Act to scrutinise and review the work of the Office of the Public Guardian.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Elderly dying before new living wills are sorted out because of delays and red tape – Daily Telegraph

“The official in charge of a new system of ‘living wills’ has quit amid claims that scores of elderly people are dying before their financial affairs are in order because of delays and red tape.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal flaw in power of attorney revealed – The Times

“Thousands of people who took steps to protect their affairs or those of elderly relatives if they become incapable could unwittingly be in breach of the law.”

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The Times, 5th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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