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Does an attorney have a right to bring a court action on behalf of the donor of a lasting power of attorney? — 2022

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Last updated on 23/03/2022

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  • Does an attorney have a right to bring a court action on behalf of the donor of a lasting power of attorney?

Does an attorney have a right to bring a court action on behalf of the donor of a lasting power of attorney?

We refer you to the following Q&A and the materials referenced in it, in particular Practice Note: Capacity to litigate, which deals with the issues raised in this question:

Q&A: Does the donee of a property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney need to get prior court approval before litigating on behalf of the donor, and what are

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What does Lasting Power of Attorney mean?

A legal document that enables an individual (the donor) to appoint one or more people (attorneys or donees) to make decisions on their behalf in respect of either their property and financial affairs or health and welfare.

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