Acting as a professional attorney: Public Guardian practice note

A good practice guide for professionals preparing to act as an attorney under a lasting power of attorney.


Public Guardian practice note (PN1): agreeing to act as a professional attorney (print version)

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This practice note (PN1) sets out the Public Guardian’s guidance to fee-paid professionals who agree to be appointed as an attorney under a lasting power of attorney (LPA).

The note covers the period before the attorney begins to act under the LPA.

It includes advice on:

  • taking instructions from donors
  • preparing to act under the LPA
  • what happens after the LPA is created
  • record keeping
Published 3 March 2017
Last updated 22 November 2017 + show all updates
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