Lasting Powers of Attorney

£530.00 + VAT for a single one or £740 + VAT for both types
plus court registration fee(s)

Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney

The purpose of appointing this type of attorney is to enable your attorney to make decisions about your property and financial affairs with your consent  or to do so on your behalf if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself.It can include running your bank accounts and savings accounts and can allow your attorney to make investment decisions for you such as buying and selling land and property

You can include restrictions or guidance for your attorney and it is important that such instructions are worded correctly to avoid causing your attorney problems later. 

Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

The purpose of appointing this type of attorney is to allow you to choose someone to make decisions about your health and personal welfare, when you are unable to make decisions for yourself. This can include decisions about your healthcare and medical treatment, decisions about where you will live and day to day decisions about your personal welfare, such as your diet, dress or daily routines.

You can also allow your attorney to make decisions about whether to consent to or refuse  life-sustaining treatment for you.

Our fees

Our fee for meeting with you, advising you, taking your instructions, preparing a Property and Financial Affairs or Health  Welfare Lasting power of attorney, arranging the necessary signatures and registering it at court is  is £530.00 plus £106.00 vat (total £636.00). If you ask us to deal with both types of lasting power of attorney at the same time, the second document is charged at £210.00 plus £42.00 vat ( For both £740.00 plus vat of £148.00 making a total of £888.00)

If  you live within a 20 miles radius of Plymouth, we will visit you at home. We can arrange a Microsoft Teams meeting with you or a meeting at our office if you prefer.


Court fee to register a Lasting Power of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian also charges a  fee for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney,  which is currently £82.00 per document. Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be eligible for exemption from this fee or for a reduction requiring you to pay only half of it. We can advise you if that applies.

Additional Costs

We charge £10.00 plus vat (total £12.00) to carry out an  online identity and address verification.  If there are doubts about your capacity to make a Lasting power of attorney we may have to ask you to obtain a short report from a healthcare professional to confirm you have sufficient capacity to proceed. They will, almost certainly, charge you a fee. Their charges vary depending on what is required so we cannot predict what that might be. Often your own GP will be able to assist on payment of a modest fee.


Fixed fee 30-Minute Initial Consultation

We offer a no obligation initial 30-minute telephone  consultation to consider the likely cost and steps which may be necessary to deal with  any new matter. 

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