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MAKE YOUR LPA IN
SHEPTON MALLET

OUR LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY SOLICITORS IN SHEPTON MALLET ARE AVAILABLE WHEREVER YOU ARE TO HELP YOU MAKE A HEALTH & WELFARE, OR PROPERTY & FINANCE LPA.

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Your LPA application has been submitted to the Office of Public Guardian.

Your LPA has been registered and is ready to be used.

OUR APPROACH TO
YOUR LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors are here to make preparing for the future simple, so that you can be at ease in the present and enjoy it with confidence.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of making your LPA over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re making an LPA whilst selling a property or making a Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors are here to make preparing for the future simple, so that you can be at ease in the present and enjoy it with confidence.

family
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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of making your LPA over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re making an LPA whilst selling a property or making a Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors are here to make preparing for the future simple, so that you can be at ease in the present and enjoy it with confidence.

target icon

IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of making your LPA over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

target icon

ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re making an LPA whilst selling a property or making a Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

target icon

EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

family

HOW DOES MAKING AN LPA
WORK IN SHEPTON MALLET?

1

CHOOSE YOUR
LPA

2

YOUR
WISHES

3

APPROVE
YOUR LPA

4

SUBMIT
& REGISTER

CHOOSE YOUR LPA

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney – Health & Welfare and Property & Finance.

HEALTH & WELFARE

A Health & Welfare LPA lets the nominated ‘attorney’ make decisions about any medical treatments that you need and your daily care such as where you live, your diet, and who you see.

PROPERTY & FINANCE

A Property & Finance LPA lets your ‘attorney’ make decisions about your money and property including bills, selling/remortgaging your property, and your pension.

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  • YOU

YOUR LPA
YOUR WAY

The law has a reputation for being very wordy, complicated and Latin. We have broken down everything you need to know about the law for every matter you might need us for. Don’t worry, there won’t be an exam at the end!

YOUR LPA
YOUR WAY

When you make a Lasting Power of Attorney, you should have a choice in how you make it. With Lyons Bowe, you can make your LPA, in your way.

By having a varied selection of LPAs for you to choose from, you can be sure that you’re making an LPA that works for you, and your budget.

Our smarter pricing structure makes it easier for you to pick and mix a package that fits you and your needs.

x1 LPA | £250.00

+ VAT and disbursements

SINGLE LPA

Perfect for making either a Health & Welfare LPA or a Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x1 Health & Welfare LPA OR
  • x1 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £82 Government Fee
  • £14 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind
SEND ENQUIRY

x2 LPA | £350.00

+ VAT and disbursements

FULL LPA

Perfect for one person making both a Health & Welfare LPA and a Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x1 Health & Welfare LPA AND
  • x1 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £164 Government Fee (x2 £82 application fee)
  • £28 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind
SEND ENQUIRY

x4 LPA | £450.00

+ VAT and disbursements

BUILT FOR TWO

Perfect for couples both making a Health & Welfare LPA and Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x2 Health & Welfare LPAs AND
  • x2 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £328 Government Fee (x4 £82 application fee)
  • £28 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind
SEND ENQUIRY

SINGLE LPA

SINGLE LPA

x1 LPA | £250.00

+ VAT and disbursements

Perfect for making either a Health & Welfare LPA or a Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x1 Health & Welfare LPA OR
  • x1 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £82 Government Fee
  • £14 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind

FULL LPA

FULL LPA

x2 LPA | £350.00

+ VAT and disbursements

Perfect for one person making both a Health & Welfare LPA and a Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x1 Health & Welfare LPA AND
  • x1 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £164 Government Fee (x2 £82 application fee)
  • £28 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind

BUILT FOR TWO

BUILT FOR TWO

x4 LPA | £450.00

+ VAT and disbursements

Perfect for couples both making a Health & Welfare LPA and Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x2 Health & Welfare LPAs AND
  • x2 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £328 Government Fee (x4 £82 application fee)
  • £28 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind

SINGLE LPA

x1 LPA | £250.00+VAT

+ VAT and disbursements

Perfect for making either a Health & Welfare LPA or a Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x1 Health & Welfare LPA OR
  • x1 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £82 Government Fee
  • £14 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind

FULL LPA

x2 LPA | £350.00

+ VAT and disbursements

Perfect for one person making both a Health & Welfare LPA and a Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x1 Health & Welfare LPA AND
  • x1 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £164 Government Fee (x2 £82 application fee)
  • £28 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind

BUILT FOR TWO

x4 LPA | £450.00

+ VAT and disbursements

Perfect for couples both making a Health & Welfare LPA and Property & Finance LPA.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • x2 Health & Welfare LPAs AND
  • x2 Property & Finance LPA

ADDITIONAL COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS

  • £328 Government Fee (x4 £82 application fee)
  • £28 Anti Money Laundering check
  • Ask your solicitor for more information about discounted Wills for complete legal peace of mind

GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT
LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY & YOUR WILL

A common misconception around Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills is that your nominated attorneys of your LPA will automatically execute your Will, or will have a legal right to administering your estate if you don’t have a Will in place. This is not the case. On your death, the powers of your attorney immediately come to an end, and the executor of your Will takes over.

If you do not have a Will in place on your death, your estate will be dealt with by the rules of intestacy. You can use our intestacy checker to find out what will likely happen to your belongings after your death if you died without a Will.

MENTAL CAPACITY & YOUR SPOUSE

If you lose mental capacity without an LPA in place, no one will automatically have the legal right to make decisions about your health or your finances. It’s a common misconception that your spouse will automatically be able to take care of things should you lose mental capacity but this isn’t the case.

If you lose mental capacity without an LPA, your spouse or family member would need to obtain legal authority over your affairs and health via the Court of Protection. The person appointed would be called your “deputy” and would only have the power to make decisions about very specific circumstances outlined in the order.

The application process in the Court of Protection is a lengthy and costly process and may need to be repeated for every new decision that needs to be made on your behalf.

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR
LPA QUESTIONS

ANSWERED BY

DARRELL COLLINS

HEAD OF LPAS

WHEN CAN AN LPA BE USED?

This depends on the type of LPA you have. Some people choose to use their LPA whilst they still have mental capacity if they live abroad for extended periods of time throughout the year and wish for someone to handle their affairs whilst they are away.

Most LPAs will take effect once a person loses mental capacity. A doctor will need to confirm that a person has lost mental capacity before the LPA can be used.

DO I NEED A SOLICITOR TO MAKE AN LPA?

Whilst you don’t legally need a solicitor to make an LPA, it is strongly recommended that you do so. If your application is not correctly or sufficiently completed the first time, you may need to re-submit the application and re-pay the application fee to the Office of Public Guardian.

A solicitor can help to keep costs down and ensure that your LPAs meet your needs. If you wish to leave any instructions to your attorneys, your solicitor can help you to word your wishes in such a way that makes them legally sound and clear.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T MAKE AN LPA?

Not having an LPA makes things a lot more costly and complicated should you lose mental capacity. A person loses mental capacity when they are no longer of sound mind and able to make their own decisions. This could be due to an accident or a disease such as dementia. An LPA cannot be made once someone is deemed to have lost mental capacity.

If you lose mental capacity without an LPA in place, no one will have the legal authority to manage your health or finances. It’s a common misconception that your spouse will automatically be able to take care of things but this isn’t the case.

Your spouse or family member would need to obtain legal authority over your affairs and health via the Court of Protection. The person appointed will be called your ‘deputy’. This is a very long, costly, and complicated court process and may have to be repeated for every new decision the person needs to make on your behalf.

HOW MUCH DOES AN LPA COST?

Our Fixed Fee LPAs start from £250 + VAT and Disbursements.

LEGAL FEES

x1 LPA: £250 + VAT and disbs.
x2 LPAs: £350 + VAT and disbs.
x4 LPAs: £450 + VAT and disbs.

DISBURSEMENTS

Government Fee

£84 per application

ID Checks

£14 per person

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WHEN CAN AN LPA BE USED?

This depends on the type of LPA you have. Some people choose to use their LPA whilst they still have mental capacity if they live abroad for extended periods of time throughout the year and wish for someone to handle their affairs whilst they are away.

Most LPAs will take effect once a person loses mental capacity. A doctor will need to confirm that a person has lost mental capacity before the LPA can be used.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T MAKE AN LPA?

Not having an LPA makes things a lot more costly and complicated should you lose mental capacity. A person loses mental capacity when they are no longer of sound mind and able to make their own decisions. This could be due to an accident or a disease such as dementia. An LPA cannot be made once someone is deemed to have lost mental capacity.

If you lose mental capacity without an LPA in place, no one will have the legal authority to manage your health or finances. It’s a common misconception that your spouse will automatically be able to take care of things but this isn’t the case.

Your spouse or family member would need to obtain legal authority over your affairs and health via the Court of Protection. The person appointed will be called your ‘deputy’. This is a very long, costly, and complicated court process and may have to be repeated for every new decision the person needs to make on your behalf.

DO I NEED A SOLICITOR TO MAKE AN LPA?

Whilst you don’t legally need a solicitor to make an LPA, it is strongly recommended that you do so. If your application is not correctly or sufficiently completed the first time, you may need to re-submit the application and re-pay the application fee to the Office of Public Guardian.

A solicitor can help to keep costs down and ensure that your LPAs meet your needs. If you wish to leave any instructions to your attorneys, your solicitor can help you to word your wishes in such a way that makes them legally sound and clear.

HOW MUCH DOES AN LPA COST?

Our Fixed Fee LPAs start from £250 + VAT and Disbursements.

LEGAL FEES

x1 LPA: £250 + VAT and disbs.
x2 LPAs: £350 + VAT and disbs.
x4 LPAs: £450 + VAT and disbs.

DISBURSEMENTS

Government Fee

£84 per application

ID Checks

£14 per person

the team

ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION
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WHEN CAN AN LPA BE USED?

This depends on the type of LPA you have. Some people choose to use their LPA whilst they still have mental capacity if they live abroad for extended periods of time throughout the year and wish for someone to handle their affairs whilst they are away.

Most LPAs will take effect once a person loses mental capacity. A doctor will need to confirm that a person has lost mental capacity before the LPA can be used.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T MAKE AN LPA?

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DO I NEED A SOLICITOR TO MAKE AN LPA?

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HOW MUCH DOES AN LPA COST?

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