Power of attorney

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.

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Last updated: 11 June 2015

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