The donee of an enduring power1 may not, upon the donor's mental incapacity2 supervening, do anything under the authority of the power unless or until the instrument creating the power is registered3. This prohibition on activating the power before registration is not, however, absolute: the attorney may take action under the power to maintain the donor or prevent loss to his estate4 or to maintain himself or other persons to the extent that the donor might be expected to provide for his
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