Lasting Power of Attorney rejections

Lasting Power of Attorney (abbreviated to LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a representative to deal with your affairs if you lose ‘capacity’. According to an article by Which, 22,000 LPA applications were rejected by the Office of the Public Guardian in the last 12 months.

A rejected LPA can cause worry, further expense and time for you and your family. A rejected LPA will need to be amended and resubmitted and there may be a further fee for this.

Reasons for Rejection

There are many common reasons why an LPA can be rejected. These include:

  • Using the wrong type of form (the health and welfare one instead of the property form)
  • Inaccurate details such as names, dates or addresses
  • Being vague on details around life-saving treatment
  • The wrong person signing the forms in the wrong places
  • The form contains something unlawful

In order to avoid the possibility of a rejected LPA, you can seek the services of a Barrister Intermediary. They can help you to apply for an LPA that will be accepted first time. The True Bearing Legal Services team are experienced professionals who have successfully completed examinations and are registered with and accredited to the Legal Services Guild.

Our Barrister Intermediaries have the best legal advice to hand. They are ready to guide you through the Lasting Power of Attorney process. Our Legal Services team are able to assist you remotely via online meeting software during the Covid pandemic. Alternatively, they can meet in your home or place of work, at a time convenient to you. They understand that applying for LPA can be emotive and are able to reassure and comfort you every step of the way whilst providing world class advice.


If you would like to speak to our Legal Services team in order to create a Lasting Power of Attorney document for you or a family member then please Contact Us.