Lasting power of attorney overhaul is 'step in the right direction'

Mark Battersby
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Industry experts have reacted positively with certain caveats to the consultation launched today ( 20 July) by UK's Office of the Public Guardian to modernise the process of creating and registering an Lasting Power of Attorney. Kim Jarvis, technical manager at Canada Life said: "This is a real step in the right direction by the Office of the Public Guardian. The number of registered lasting powers of attorney (LPA) has increased drastically in recent years to more than five million, but the process of making one retains many paper-based features that are over 30 years old. She added...

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