Do I Need A LPA?

You should consider making LPA arrangements if you are at risk of losing the ability to make sound decisions regarding your own financial and personal affairs.

You should also act now if you have been diagnosed with, or have a family history of, a condition that might impair your decision-making, such as…

  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Mental health issues
  • Drug or alcohol addiction

However, your mental capacity can be compromised by other, unforeseen, circumstances such as an accident, or the side effects of surgery, so a Lasting Power of Attorney is something that everybody should consider.

The important thing to remember is that even if you (and your partner or spouse) have a Will in place this will only take effect after your death.

Lasting Power of Attorney gives you control over what happens to you and your affairs during your lifetime and so both have an important role to play.

“Having a Lasting Power of Attorney should be as common and natural as making a Will”
Jack Straw, former Lord Chancellor

If you are unsure whether you should consider arranging either a Property & Financial Affairs LPA or a Health and Welfare LPA (or both) you can speak to one of our advisors by calling 0208 380 0333 or 0800 083 1835. Alternatively, use the short form at the top right of this page, or email

“Everyone should make a Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure their wishes and rights are protected”
Neil Hunt, Alzheimer’s Society

To get started, call us on:

0208 380 0333

(9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

“We’d been thinking about it for ages and then decided we really must get it sorted. I found your company on-line but looked at a number of different companies before choosing WSL. What made me choose you was the large amount of positive feedback you had on your website. When I called your office the girl who took me through everything was very helpful and quickly offered a date that was convenient. The consultant who came round really put us at our ease and I have absolutely no complaints - nothing bad to say at all. We thought what we wanted to put in the Will was a bit unusual but the consultant said it was no problem at all and took us through everything step by step. ”Mr Howland, High Wycombe
“Did what it said on the tin. So happy to get it sorted. ”Philippa Dale-Sawkins, London
“When my husband’s brother passed away we knew we had to get our Wills done. We really wanted to be able to speak to someone face-to-face. Our bank offers a service, but the amount of forms we had to print off put us off. The consultant really enlightened us about the role of the executor and helped us understand the whole process. As my husband travels a lot, it was difficult to pin him down to a time for the appointment, but your office always called when they said they would and I always spoke to the same person who was very helpful and patient. We needed the wills quickly because my husband was going on another business trip and I was delighted when they arrived 2 days after the appointment.”Mrs Galloway, Milton Keynes

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