Law Soc: Certificate Issuer Guide for Lasting Power of Attorney Form 1 (2020)
Publisher: Law Society
Effective: 18 Nov 2020
The Office of Public Guardian ('OPG') has informed that to further reduce the error and rejection of the 2020 Lasting Power of Attorney ('LPA') Form 1, OPG has prepared the LPA Certificate Issuer ('CI') guide to assist CIs.
Click here for a copy of the guide. The guide and "How to make an LPA" can be found on OPG's website under "Guides".
The guide highlights:
(1) the top reasons LPAs are rejected;
(2) all the important details required prior to the submission of the LPA Form.
OPG has also updated the formatting of the date fields in the LPA Form 1 and 2 found on the OPG's website because of feedback that it was difficult to read the numbers entered when printing in black and white. OPG will accept the previous as well as the current formatted version of the forms.