Denzil Lush, former senior Judge of the Court of Protection has commented in the foreward to his new textbook, that the Lasting Power of Attorney system lacks safeguards and leaves vulnerable people open to financial abuse.
Chris, a senior solicitor here at Glaisyers, will explain what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, whether they do leave people open to abuse and how he would advise someone looking to make a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Chris will appear on Carolyn Quinn's programme this evening 5-6pm.
A retired senior judge has warned of the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system in England and Wales. Denzil Lush says people should be far more aware of the risks and has vowed to never sign one himself. The power of attorney is a legal document, which allows someone to make financial or welfare decisions on your behalf when you can no longer do so.