Delays at the Office of the Public Guardian

July 1st 2022 | powers of attorney

New government statistics confirm what the profession has already known for some time – the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is experiencing significant delays in registering Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). Tom Pursglove MP, Justice Minister, confirmed recently that the current average time to register an LPA is around read more...

Can an Attorney or Deputy See Medical Records?

November 15th 2021 | powers of attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has released new guidance to the NHS regarding requests by deputies or attorneys to see the donor's medical records. The OPG have stated that access should be granted to this information if the person making the request 'needs the information to act properly' read more...

Why Everyone Should Consider Powers of Attorney

November 1st 2021 | powers of attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney offer an enormous advantage to those who ultimately need them and too many of us will need them for too many different reasons. They are an invaluable and flexible tool that can be tailored to suit most people’s circumstances. For context, there are currently three different read more...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - The Slippery Slope of Digitisation

December 4th 2020 | powers of attorney

There has been an active step by the Office of the Public Guardian towards digitising the process of creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). This has been met with mixed reviews, with solicitors in particular showing general concern about the changes being made. As of the 17 th July 2020, read more...
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