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No time to lose

The demand for LPAs and OPG services is only going to increase year ?on year, so we need to see sufficient investment in staff and systems, says Sofia Tayton

4 July 2014

According to the seventh
edition of Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers
of Attorney, “...the registration of an
LPA is a straightforward process that should take no longer than about five
or six weeks...” Wouldn’t it be great if that estimate reflected the actual experience practitioners have of last powers of attorney registration times at the Office of the Public Guardian?

Unfortunately, in the majority of cases – and particularly in recent months – you need to multiply those figures
by three.

When LPAs were introduced, and the system was ‘bedding in’, I used to advise clients that it would take 12–14 weeks for their

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