Acting as a Certificate Provider for Lasting Powers of Attorney
In addition to providing a full range of services to help you make Power of Attorney documents, we are also available to act as Certificate Provider for the person making the Lasting Power.
When you make an LPA, you will be required to submit a certificate completed by an independent individual, often a professional such as a solicitor, registered healthcare professional or social worker. The certificate provider must confirm that you had full mental capacity at the time of making your LPA, that you fully understood the implications of making it, and that you weren’t being put under pressure to do so.
Certifying Lasting Powers of Attorney
If you have been named as an Attorney in a Lasting Power of Attorney and the time has come for you to act on behalf of the individual that named you, you will need to obtain at least one certified copy of the LPA. You will then be able to show this document to local authorities, hospital trusts, financial institutions and other bodies as evidence that you are legally entitled to act on behalf of the individual.
Only certain professionals are able to certify Lasting Powers of Attorney.
At Roche Legal we have the qualifications to do so and provide this service for a fixed fee. Please note that we will need to see the original LPA in order to do this.