Welcome to My Power of Attorney or MyPOA.  Here you will find lots of information about having a Power of Attorney or granting a Power of Attorney if you are the Donor.  This information is mainly based on the Lasting Power of Attorney and on the laws in England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland have slightly different laws).  You might want to start with the Beginner’s Guide to Power of Attorney but, otherwise, browse through the Information section.

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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