OPG process for registering LPAs, littered with delays and errors

Once you have made an LPA appointing your attorney/s, for your attorney to use the document it must first be registered by the Office of Public Guardian (OPG)

Pre pandemic the registration process would take circa 8 weeks, it can now take 20 weeks and the process is littered with errors.

An industry body has recently written an open letter to the OPG asking them to address the problem. However, while we wait and hope that the issues are resolved, our advice to clients is – BE PREPARE and make an LPA now before it is needed. Without a registered LPA your attorneys simply will not be able to act.