Drafting LPAs and Business LPAs

1 & 1/2 Day
5 Hours CPD


Chancery House, Whisby Way, Lincoln, LN6 3LQ   View map

Drafting LPAs and Business LPAs 2018


This LPA course is run over a day and a half and will examine making Financial and Health & Welfare LPAs and Business LPAs.


Day 1 – Financial and Health & Welfare LPA Drafting


Advising and drafting LPAs looks fairly straight forward. Providing we know how to


  • Apply sections 2, 3, 4 & 9 to14 Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Apply SI 2007/1253 as amended.
  • Know the current rules relating to acting as a Certificate Provider.
  • Can advise clients on choosing an appropriate Attorney.
  • Know how to apply Chapter 7 (MCA Code of Practice).
  • Know what LPA clauses might be useful and those which are not.
  • Identify abuse with vulnerable adults.


When it comes to registering the LPA, there are now more pitfalls to consider. There is also case law and legislative changes to LPAs to factor in.

When we draft an LPA we acquire a responsibility to get it right, if not the client can come and raise concerns with us and our insurers.

This course will take you through current LPA drafting practices, show you how to suitably advise clients and identify LPA drafting issues.


Half Day 2 – Business LPA Drafting


This is a revised Business LPA course and aims to cover current Business LPA drafting practices and legislative changes.

This course will show you how to; draft a Business LPA, identify business structures, apply relevant business law and how best to advise your business clients on making a Business LPA.

This course takes you through


  • Advising on legislative changes affecting business.
  • Reviewing business structures.
  • Identifying sufficient mental capacity.
  • Choosing a Business LPA attorney.
  • Personal & Business LPA clashes.
  • Directors: problems and removals.
  • Pitfalls when drafting Business LPAs.


Course Tutor


Craig Ward, Baron of Lundie 

Solicitor MSc BA(Hons) MBPsS CertCouns


Craig is the principal solicitor at Edward Young Solicitors. He is a writer and researcher. He has an MSc from King’s College London and a BA(Hons) in psychology. He is a member of the British Psychological Society, Solicitors for the Elderly and a visiting research fellow at King’s College London. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and conducts commercial and vulnerable adult mediations. Craig is a regular speaker around the UK and internationally on mental capacity law, the Court of Protection, managing vulnerable adults, elder mediations, commercial incapacity law and legal compliance. He enjoys country walking, flute playing and scuba diving. He has currently researching decision making.


Recent Books

  • Powers of Attorney (Lexis Nexis. Volume 31(2) Powers of Attorney (2017).
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney: A Practical Guide (3rd Edition) (2016) The Law Society.


 2018 Dates:

9th & 10th May

4th & 5th September – Fully Booked


Course Price: Members – £249

Non-members – £349

CPD Hours: 8


“Craig was excellent and explained things in a very clear way and answered every question fully . Outstanding” – GR

“The course was very well taught and Craig was very engaging and interesting. The course gave me a solid insight into LPA and the requirements for professional work” – JC


The primary aims of the College are to secure proper public recognition of the professional status of the Will Writing practitioners and to raise and maintain the standards of knowledge, understanding and competence within the profession. The College regards these aims as mutually inclusive and recognises the diversity of entrants into the profession, the wide range of vocational needs, and the nature and degree of support that is obtained from the organisation of which one is associated.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01522 687888 (Option 1)

College of Will Writing,
Chancery House
Whisby Way