Preferences relate to the donor’s wishes, beliefs and values they would like their attorney to consider when acting on their behalf. Examples might be ethical investing or living within close proximity of a relative.
The following apply to both forms of Lasting Power of Attorney.
A ‘certificate provider’ must complete a section in the Lasting Power of Attorney form stating that as far as they are aware, the donor has understood the purpose and scope of the Lasting Power of Attorney.
A certificate provider will be an individual aged 18 or over and either someone who has known the donor personally well for at least two years, or someone chosen by the donor on account of their professional skills and expertise (for example, a GP or solicitor).