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Justin Patten reads Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney (seventh edition)

4 July 2014

Even though this title has
742 pages, 398 pages are
written comment with the
rest comprising appendices. It is a
well structured, succinct piece of
work and, now in its seventh edition,
is still excellent value.

The core of the book is accessible and split between lasting powers of attorney, enduring powers of attorney and common provisions, while the appendices cover statutes, statutory instruments, LPAs, court forms and guidance, so all the key elements are within one book. It is blended nicely, making it easy to navigate. Unlike some other books on the subject, it does not jump around, instead being very cleanly structured and well thought out.

Despite the brevity, there is no loss in quality – as you would expect from Senior Judge Lush. It is really comprehensive and, for a trainee lawyer or some...

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