October Online CPD 2018
In this month’s CPD we are going to take a general look at Lasting Powers of Attorney. LPAs have increased in popularity in recent years, with recent figures released by the Office of the Public Guardian stating that as of July 2016 there were 1,953,734 registered LPAs. In 2015/16 alone there were 533,299 applications to register LPAs. In their most recent public information leaflet (LP9) the OPG have stressed the importance of having an LPA in place as a person could become incapacitated suddenly, with the shocking statistic that every 90 seconds a person is admitted to hospital with a brain injury.