Public Guardian practice note: gifts
The Office of the Public Guardian's policy on how attorneys and deputies can make gifts.
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This practice note explains the legal background to the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) policy on gifts. Attorneys and deputies can give gifts on behalf of the person who they have been appointed to help make decisions for. They can only make gifts in some situations and only if it is in the person’s best interests.
OPG also publishes a guide to gifting aimed at lay (non-professional) deputies and attorneys.
Published: 1 September 2012
Updated: 24 May 2016
- Now includes reference to OPG's gifting guide for lay deputies and attorneys.
- Minor updates to the practice note to reflect OPG's policy on loans and supervision.
- First published.