For the Donor

The Donor is the person who appoints the Power of Attorney to act on their behalf. You can appoint a single individual or several people, and you can also appoint a replacement attorney in case the first appointment is unable or unwilling to carry out their duties.


The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is the governing body for all matters concerning the Attorney and how they are conducting their duties. The POA can seek advice from the OPG, while the donor or a relevant third party can complain about a POA to the OPG.

For the attorney

This section is for the person appointed as the Attorney. You may be appointed as sole POA or jointly with someone else. There are two types of POA – one for Finance and Property, and another for Health and Wellbeing.


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