It goes without saying that whoever you appoint as your Attorneys they must be totally trustworthy but in addition they must possess the necessary skills to enable them to carry out their duties and responsibilities.

If you decide to appoint more than one Attorney you need to decide whether to appoint your Attorneys to act either ‘jointly’ or ‘jointly and severally’. Where you appoint your Attorneys to act jointly and severally they can act together but they can also act separately if they wish. If one of your Attorneys disclaims, is made bankrupt, is incapacitated in any way or dies your LPA is still valid.

 This is not the case where you appoint your Attorneys to act jointly.