Lasting Powers of Attorney replace Enduring Powers of Attorney as an instrument to delegate decision-making regulated by the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and exercised with regard to the guidance in the Code of Practice. An LPA may now be registered to delegate decision-making about not only financial and property matters but also a wide range of personal and welfare matters.This practical book explains how the new scheme differs from EPAs and presents a step-by-step guide to: advising a client of the options available to them under the MCA 2005; creating an LPA using the prescribed forms; registration of an LPA; and, the operation of an LPA- challenges and revocation of an LPA. To help practitioners comply with the multitude of associated rules, regulations, and guidance there are helpful checklists and procedures to follow at each stage, illustrated by extracts from the Act and Code. The book also gives a clear account of the related provisions of the Mental Capacity Act on which clients wishing to make an LPA may need advice, such as Advance Decisions and Deputies. In addition, the appendix contains all the most relevant chapters of the MCA Code of Practice and the full text of the Law Society's Practice Note.