Public Guardian practice notes

Detailed practice guidance for professional attorneys and deputies.

These practice notes contain detailed guidance to help attorneys and deputies carry out their roles.

They explain the Public Guardian’s legal position, and cover subjects such as:

  • giving gifts
  • claiming travel costs

Although they are written mainly for professional attorneys and deputies, non-professionals may also find them useful.

Acting as a professional attorney

Claiming deputy travel costs

Deputy final reports

Family care payments


  1. Gifts: Public Guardian practice note

Notification of death

Professional deputy costs

  1. Professional deputy costs

Public authority deputyship responsibilities

Release of visitor reports

Solicitor client accounts

Surety bonds

Published 30 September 2014
Last updated 23 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Professional deputy costs' to collection.
  2. Added 'Public Guardian practice note: Release of visitors' reports' to collection.
  3. Added Public Guardian practice note: Family care payments to the collection
  4. Added Public Guardian practice note: OPG's approach to solicitor client accounts to the collection
  5. Added local authority deputyship responsibilities to the collection.
  6. First published.