Enduring Power of Attorney
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) with Lasting
Powers of Attorney from 1 October 2007. From that date it is no longer possible to create a new EPA.
Existing but un-registered EPAs can continue to be registered after 1 October 2007.
Also registered EPAs written before that date continue to be valid. You do not need to
replace them with LPAs although it may be
beneficial to do so.