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Power of Attorney in Scotland

Get more information on applying for a power of attorney in Scotland.
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Dementia and Powers of Attorney What You Need to Know

Find out more about dementia and applying for a power of attorney.

Standard Power Of Attorney Forms Declared Valid

In May of last year, an opinion was issued by Sheriff Baird that cast doubt on the validity of thousands of power of attorney documents across Scotland. Sheriff Baird ruled...

Warning over proposed digitalisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Proposals put forward by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to fully digitise the process for making a Lasting Power of Attorney could be very detrimental for vulnerable groups,...

Fee reduction for lasting powers of attorney

Appointing someone you trust to make key decisions for you if you lose mental capacity is now £20 cheaper in England and Wales, Justice Minister Helen Grant announced last week....

Cheaper to apply for a lasting power of attorney

The Ministry of Justice has made it cheaper for people in England and Wales to apply for a lasting power of attorney (LPA), with the announcement that there is to...

Substitute attorneys - requirements remain the same

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced this week that it has reversed a decision to require substitute attorneys to sign powers of attorney before they are registered. The...

Power of attorney services go online

The Government has launched a consultation over proposed changes to the services of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) in England and Wales. The proposals include a new secure...