power of attorney is a fancy name for authorising someone
else to do stuff for you - this can be quite a specific thing
such as signing an important document while you are away on
holiday, or it can be a general delegation of power. The general
delegation of power is more commonly used when someone wants
to make provision for their attorney to be able to act for
them if they become unable to do so by reason of physical
or mental infirmity.
Obviously the grant of a power of attorney is a pretty major
step to take and it is vital that you are fully aware of the
implications before signing up to one.
rules are quite complicated; so if you are considering a power
of attorney please contact Tom on 0131 229 4939.
You will find more useful information about powers of attorney
on the website of the office of the public guardian at
- Continuing power of attorney.
- One attorney or two?
- Advice on how a power of attorney works in practice.
- Welfare powers of attorney.
- Living wills.