Solicitor rate for registering PoA

I'm sadly in the position where I need to register my Mum's PoA. Her solicitor is quoting £220 per hour. Does this seem a reasonable hourly rate? This is in the North of England. 

Thanks
Gwen

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  • Rodders53
    Rodders53 Posts: 2,144 Forumite
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    No need for Solicitor in all probability.

    https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/register
  • SusieT
    SusieT Posts: 1,267 Forumite
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    It is easy to do it yourself, if they have not already been filled in the forms look a bit intimidating at first, but (as I discovered) when you look at them it is not as bad as you think. Just make sure you do everything with regards to signing in the correct order as per the instructions. If the forms have already been filled in then you can just send them yourselves along with the fee.
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  • Boat_to_Bolivia
    Boat_to_Bolivia Posts: 1,097 Forumite
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    No you don't need a solicitor. You can download the forms, get them signed and witnessed, then sent off to be registered. Did both a EPA and LPA for a relative a couple of years ago.
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