Powers of Attorney

Our Private Client Solicitors are specialists when working with lasting powers of Attorney.

We have the necessary experience and compassion to advise on the best options for you and to help with the registration process.

Lasting Powers of Attorney is a legal document which allows a person (the Donor) to appoint someone (the Attorney) to assist in making decisions on their behalf.  The document will need to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian where it will become validated and the power can be granted to the Attorney.

There can be up to five Attorneys appointed, but many considerations have to be given when deciding who to appoint.  For example, do you want all of the attorneys to act together, or independently?  It is not uncommon for appointments to be made on a mixture of joint and independent. Every day issues such as controlling bank accounts could be managed by any one of your attorneys, however the more major decisions such as the investment of a large sums or the sale of your house could be done on a joint basis with all of your attorneys agreeing on the course to be taken.

Your Attorney can only make decisions or take action on your behalf either at your specific instruction or if you are mentally incapable of doing so yourself.

For advice on registering the document, please click here.

For further information on Powers of Attorney, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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