Our Amye Aris deals with this often asked and important question – what is the role of an Attorney?
We have seen a large increase in new client enquiries asking us to prepare and register Lasting Powers of Attorney documents on their behalf. But what does it mean to be appointed as someone’s Attorney, and what are your legal duties in that role? Our Amye Aris explains more.
If you have been appointed as an Attorney for someone under a “Lasting Power of Attorney” you can legally make decisions on their behalf, stepping into their shoes and acting as if you were them. The person who has appointed you is known as the ‘Donor’.
The decisions that you take on behalf of the Donor will depend on whether you have been appointed under:
An LPA for Property and Financial affairs; or
An LPA for Health and Welfare.
Attorneys must always act in the best interests of