Lasting Powers of Attorney were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which came into effect on the 1st October 2007. Lasting Powers of Attorney have replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney however, if you have an Enduring Power of Attorney dated before the 1st October 2007, as long as it is correctly signed and witnessed, it will still be valid.

This briefing by Rita Bhargava, partner, offers advice to anyone looking to create a Lasting Power of Attorney, or if you are an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney, or an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney.

What is an LPA - (online)Mar 2013.pdf