People involved

Here is a description of the people who can be involved in a power of attorney (PoA).

  • Granter – the person wishing to grant powers to another person so that decisions can be made on their behalf.

  • Attorney – the person who is appointed by the granter to make decisions, if required to do so.

  • Substitute attorney – this is a person who the granter has chosen to take over in the event that the attorney cannot act.

  • Sender – the person, usually a solicitor, who has taken responsibility to submit the PoA for registration.

  • Specified person – up to 2 people can be nominated however they must be named in the PoA document. They will be issued with a copy of the registered PoA. (This copy is for information purposes only and should not be used by the attorney when exercising powers).