POWERS OF ATTORNEY

A Power of Attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorising the other to act is the Donor. The one authorised to act is the Attorney.

While you have mental capacity, you can set up a Power of Attorney to give someone the authority to make decisions on your behalf.

‘Mental capacity’ means being able to make decisions. They could be about everyday things like what to wear or when to pay a bill, or more important decisions like making a Will or deciding where to live. Someone can lack mental capacity because of an injury or condition, such as a car accident, stroke or dementia. Some people may have capacity to make decisions about some things but not others, or their capacity to make decisions may change from day to day.

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