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Powers of attorney are powerful documents as they allow the attorney to affect the rights and property of someone else and should be treated very carefully.

This section contains information about the errors practitioners can make when they advise on and prepare powers of attorney for clients and when they rely on them in transactions.

Useful resources:

Planning ahead - guidance and downloadable resources by the Office of the Public Advocate

Should you hand over a copy of a will to an attorney under power? Article by Donna Cooper.

Get risk advice in Personal & Succession law work