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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 106 – Revocation of lasting power etc by donor or on donor’s bankruptcy

This section provides that a donor may revoke a LPA instrument or a registered LPA at any time he or she has capacity to do so.

In addition certain events may automatically terminate a LPA. If the LPA instrument has been made but not registered and the donor is bankrupt, the property and affairs part of the LPA instrument is automatically revoked. However, the LPA instrument will still apply unaffected to any care, treatment and personal welfare issues that it covers.

Where the donor is bankrupt because of an interim bankruptcy restrictions order, the property and affairs LPA is suspended for the duration of the interim restrictions order. Again, the LPA instrument will still continue to apply unaffected to any care, treatment and personal welfare issues that it covers.

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