The Office of the Public Guardian's policy on how attorneys and deputies can make gifts.
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This practice note (02/2012) 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 they’ve been appointed to help make decisions for:
- in some situations
- only if it’s in the person’s best interests
OPG also publishes a guide to giving gifts 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.