195. Enduring and lasting powers.

9.     Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney

(1)     Lasting and Enduring Powers: Introduction

195.     Enduring and lasting powers.

Enduring powers of attorney and lasting powers of attorney are powers of attorney which are intended to survive the subsequent mental incapacity of the donor1.

Enduring powers were introduced by the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act 19852 and could be created until 1 October 20073, on which date that Act was repealed4 and a new and expanded power called a 'lasting power of attorney' was introduced5. Enduring powers created before 1