As an attorney appointed under an enduring power of attorney
(EPA), you have important obligations to the person who appointed
you ('the donor'). Some obligations are imposed at law, and some
are imposed only if they are included in the EPA itself. These
obligations include (but are not limited to) a duty to act to the
benefit of the donor, a duty to consult and a duty to provide
information on the exercise of your powers as attorney. Sometimes
you will only be able to act as attorney in certain situations or
will have conditions and restrictions placed on your authority to
Property attorneys must keep records of financial transactions
entered into while the donor is mentally incapable, failing which,
you may be liable for a fine of up to $1,000.
Each EPA is different, so it is important to carefully review
each document to ensure you are able to comply with your
obligations as attorney.