Lasting Powers of Attorney was introduced in October 2007 with the intention of preventing the financial abuse of vulnerable people.
There is no doubt that LPA and the safeguards which this has introduced has served to reduce the problem, however given that the system operates on a basis of trust and intervention by public authorities is minimal at best, practitioners must be vigilant to the risk of abuse which remains, and be aware of how this can countered in practice and prevented in the future.
During this course experienced practitioner and lecturer Caroline Bielanska will discuss the statutory safeguards in place, what they safeguard against and how effective they have been in practice.
This course will also consider recent cases in which attorneys have been found to abuse their authority and have acted in a manner which was not in the donor’s best interest, including;
On completion of this course you will:
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