Will & Estate Planning
Donor - is the person who is setting up the LPA.
Attorney - is the person or persons you trust and have appointed to act on your behalf. You can choose a friend, relative or professional. Just remember that this is a hugely responsible position and it is best you discuss this with them beforehand and that they are happy to take on this role.
Person To Be Told - is the person or persons (maximum 5) you choose and you know well. These are the people who will be given the opportunity to raise any objections or concerns about the LPA before it is registered. You cannot choose one of your attorneys to be a ‘person to be told’
Certificate Provider - is a person you have known well for a minimum of 2 years who can confirm you understand the significance of the LPA, and that no undue pressure, coercion or fraud has been used in the making of the LPA. You can choose someone having the relevant professional skills to make this confirmation such as your GP or solicitor. You cannot choose one of your attorneys to be a certificate provider.
Independent Witness - is a person or persons who see your LPA being signed by you and your attorney(S) and who confirm, by their signature, that it was signed in their presence. You cannot choose one of your attorney(s) to be an independent witness for your signature (however, an attorney can witness the signature of another attorney). Your certificate provider and person to be told can be witnesses.
Contact us if you have any questions regarding an LPA