Your options to prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney in England and Wales

1: Do it yourself

Read the information provided by the Office of the Public Guardian England and Wales. Download the forms from, or complete the forms online at the Office of the Public Guardian England and Wales.

2: Allied Services Trust Charity

If you do not have the confidence or the facility to complete the form yourself and/or you do not have the funds to pay a commercial entity Allied Services Trust can assist.

3: Pay a Commercial entity

Instruct a solicitor or other provider to help you prepare the Lasting Power of Attorney and the registration documents. Charges vary in the commercial sector.

Be Aware: Registration Fee

This applies to Options 1, 2, and 3.  At the point of registering your Lasting Power of Attorney a fee is payable to the Office of the Public Guardian England and Wales. If you are on a low income or certain benefits you may qualify for a remission or exemption of the registration fee. The registration fee is your responsibility.

Important: When to Register

This applies to Options 1, 2, and 3.  When to register your Lasting Power of Attorney is a matter of personal choice.  Allied Services Trust recommends that you register your Lasting Power of Attorney immediately with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Consider: Administration Fees

This applies to Options 1, 2, and 3.  If you choose to appoint a professional Attorney from a commercial entity they will charge for the administration service that they provide.  You should consider how you will pay your professional Attorney. If you need help for a long time costs will be your responsibility and can deplete your assets considerably.