Using a power of attorney

Your attorney can only act on your behalf in the way you have granted.

If they use the power in a way you haven’t given them permission to, they can be liable for compensation if you suffer any losses.

The powers can only be transferred to a third person if they have been given power of delegation.

A power of attorney can be used overseas when it is allowed by that country. 

You should contact that country’s consulate, high commission or embassy for more information.

Print all pages in this section

Last updated: 27 June 2017