Lilly Whale: Advisers in prime position to spot LPA financial abuse

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Lilly Whale: "A vigilant approach is essential to ensure that no harm (monetary, psychological or otherwise) comes to the donor at a time when they are potentially exceptionally vulnerable."
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Lilly Whale: "A vigilant approach is essential to ensure that no harm (monetary, psychological or otherwise) comes to the donor at a time when they are potentially exceptionally vulnerable."

Despite attorneys being under a strict legal duty to act in the donor's best interests, LPAs are not always failsafe and it is a sad truth that abuse can and does happen, writes Lilly Whale. Here she outlines the things advisers should look out for...

Lasting Powers of Attorney LPA are legal documents in which a person (the donor) gives someone (the attorney) the ability to make decisions on their behalf. Unlike an ordinary power of attorney,...

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