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Duties of Attorneys and Deputies
When you start acting as an Attorney or a Deputy it is often at a time of crisis and it can can be a difficult to know what your responsibilities are. Our team of Specialist Lawyers can provide advice and support to you in your role.
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You have a number of duties you need to be aware of.
It is important that you check the document appointing you in case you are restricted in what you can do as an Attorney or Deputy.
You need to hold the donor or protected party’s finances and property separately.
There are many issues you should seek specialist advice on, these can include:
If the Office of the Public Guardian feels you have not acted in the donor or protected party’s best interests they could remove you and require you to pay funds back. With the right advice, at the right time, you can avoid problems in the future.
Being an attorney or deputy carries a lot of responsibility if you would like the right advice to make sure you are complying with your duties and guidance have the specialist knowledge to support you.
If you need to apply to the Court of Protection we can provide advice on the application and deal with the application for you.