Deputyship and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Exploring the differences between deputyship and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

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Course Overview

Broadly speaking, Deputy Orders and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) result in the same outcome; the legal appointment of someone who can make decisions regarding health, welfare and finances of a person who is deemed to lack the mental capacity to make these decisions for themselves, however circumstances necessitating the appointment and the procedures which must be followed are quite different.  

During this bite-size session solicitor and lecturer Safda Mahmood will explore the use of LPAs and encourage viewers to consider the circumstances in which a deputyship application may need to be made instead.

Safda will examine both the forms which must be used and the procedure which must be followed when making LPA and deputyship applications. Safda will also provide useful tips and advice on how to complete each to ensure that your applications proceed without issue.

Not only does this course provide a useful overview of the differences between Deputyship and LPA, making it ideal for those new to private client work, the practical nature of the session means it is also an invaluable refresher for those already in practice.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the powers, limits and conditions on LPAs
  • • Be aware of with the process to follow when seeking to create a valid LPA
  • • Be familiar with s.19 MCA 2005 which relates to the appointment of deputies
  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding the differences between deputyship and LPA and which option is best for them based on their circumstances

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners of all levels including paralegals and trainees


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    4 Page


  • Quiz