Ministry of Justice launches fee refund scheme for Powers of Attorney

The Ministry of Justice has launched a refund scheme for excessive fees paid for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) applications made between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

From 1 February 2018, those who applied to register an LPA or EPA during the qualifying period are able to apply for a partial refund on the fees paid to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

The scheme has been launched in response to the OPG’s operating costs coming down during this period, as more people applied to register a Power of Attorney. At the time, however, the fees were not reduced to reflect this.

If you wish to claim the partial refund, please click here for all the details.

If you would like to discuss your existing Lasting Power of Attorney or find out more about making a new Lasting Power of Attorney, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of Wills, Trusts and Probate team on 020 3814 2020.