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  1. Make, register or end a lasting power of attorney

    How to make a lasting power of attorney (LPA): starting an application online, choosing an attorney, certifying a copy, changing an LPA

  2. Lasting power of attorney forms

    Download the forms and guidance to make and register a lasting power of attorney (LPA).

  3. Office of the Public Guardian

    The home of Office of the Public Guardian on GOV.UK.

  4. Lasting power of attorney: acting as an attorney

    Acting as an attorney - duties, including registering a lasting power, starting to act, gifting, handling disputes and replacement attorney responsibilities

  5. Lasting or enduring power of attorney fee: exemption or remission

    Apply to pay less (an exemption or a remission) to register a lasting or enduring power of attorney.

  6. Deputies: make decisions for someone who lacks capacity

    How to become and act as a Court of Protection deputy - eligibility, responsibilities, how to apply, fees, supervision and when your deputyship ends

  7. Lasting and enduring powers of attorney forms

    Create, register, object to or disclaim a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney.

  8. Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

    Code of practice giving guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  9. Find out if someone has an attorney, deputy or guardian acting for them

    Apply to search the Office of the Public Guardian registers to see if they have a Lasting Power of Attorney, deputy or guardian acting on their behalf

  10. Find out if someone has a registered attorney or deputy

    Form to find out if someone has an attorney or deputy acting for them.

  11. Register an enduring power of attorney

    Forms and guidance to register an enduring power of attorney (EPA).

  12. Lasting power of attorney: valid examples

    Official samples of different versions of registered lasting powers of attorney and an explanation of what makes them valid.

  13. Enduring power of attorney: acting as an attorney

    Acting as an attorney - duties, including finding an enduring power of attorney, registering an EPA, starting to act, making gifts and stopping being an attorney

  14. Make decisions on behalf of someone

    Help someone make decisions if they appoint you or if they lack mental capacity - includes using a power of attorney, becoming a deputy and getting a one-off Court of Protection ruling

  15. Report a concern about an attorney, deputy or guardian

    Contact the Office of the Public Guardian if you have concerns about an attorney, deputy, guardian or a decision they've made for someone else

  16. Searching our registers of attorneys, deputies and guardians

    Find out about the information we have on our registers and how to ask us for it

  17. Register a lasting power of attorney

    Forms and guidance to register a lasting power of attorney (LPA) made using forms LP PA, LP PW, LPA114 or LPA117.

  18. Use or cancel an enduring power of attorney

    Giving people permission to make decisions about your money and property - how to use, register or cancel an enduring power of attorney

  19. Claim a power of attorney refund

    Refunds for application fees for lasting power of attorneys and enduring power of attorneys

  20. Safeguarding policy: protecting vulnerable adults

    Find out about the Office of the Public Guardian's policy on protecting adults at risk of abuse or neglect.