Power of Attorney

Clarke Jeffers also advise on Powers of Attorney. These are sometimes described as “living Wills”. They provide power to someone else to conduct your affairs in the event that you are unable to, for example, if you were in an accident and rendered unable to communicate, or in a coma. This power means that your affairs can still be managed on your behalf.

In a Covid 19 world, whether you are an income provider to the home or the sole provider / business owner, the future is less certain today than before. Planning for issues is not negative thinking, it is proper strategy.

A power of Attorney should not be seen as a morbid document. It simply provides peace of mind and strong protection for your family’s / business’s future.

“Making a Power of Attorney is not only the clever thing to do, it is the right thing to do for those who rely on you.”

-Victor Clarke, Managing Partner.

We advise clients in the following areas:

  • Preparation of an Enduring Power of Attorney

  • Ward of Courts Applications


View our frequently asked questions.

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document which only takes effect if you lose capacity. It must be registered with the High Court by your Attorney. Once registered your attorney will have the power to make decisions and sign legal documents on your behalf.

An Enduring Power of Attorney only comes into effect in circumstances where you become mentally incapacitated and you are no longer able to make decisions on your own behalf. In addition, it has no legal effect until it is registered in the High Court.

A Ward of Court Application is an application that is made to the High Court. This application is made if a person becomes mentally incapacitated and is no longer capable of making decisions for themselves due to illness or otherwise. An application can be made to the Hight Court to make the person a Ward of Court.

Yes, if the person regains capacity or dies the enduring power of attorney come to an end and notification must be made to the Registrar of the Ward of Courts.


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