Industry responds to Power of Attorney stance

Our CEO Trevor was asked to give his view to ‘Todays Wills and Probate’ after the former Court of Protection judge, Denzil Lush was reported to have shared his strong stance against the Powers of Attorney System within the UK.

“Whilst fully respecting Denzil’s view gained from his first hand experience, I’m always suspicious when anyone in the public domain has a book or product to promote as it is often accompanied by a good old fashioned, outlandish PR statement to heighten attention.

Whilst there will always be examples of individuals trying to manipulate the system, the process we have now regarding LPAs has encouraged a huge number of individuals to put this type of protection in place. For the vast majority, it is certainly the best thing they can do to protect their interests should the worst happen.

The welcome reduction in OPG fees earlier this year has seen an uptake in LPAs amongst our existing client base and if we followed the more heavy handed approach towards the Court of Protection being involved as cited by Mr Lush, it would just discourage individuals from doing anything at all.

I’m all for processes evolving but this is the archetypal hammer to crack a walnut.”

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We met Trevor and the team and found their service to our needs second to none. We would recommend anyone to contact Portcullis Legals Ltd to help with their needs. We are not just saying this for the sack of saying it. We truly believe the Personnel service, and Professional help and advise given was second to none.

Mark Swift

November 8, 2018

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