Enduring Powers of Attorney were intended to be a low-cost proactive solution to managing incapacity. They are a “stock item” in most law firms, and yet “[t]here is much confusion and misinformation about [them].” (2014 Report of the Honourable Jo Goodhew, Minister for Senior Citizens reviewing amendments to the PPPR Act.) As baby boomers age and incapacity burgeons, attorneys are increasing being challenged in the exercise of their role in the courts.
This On Demand session enables practitioners to consider the “how to” of an application for review of the actions of an attorney acting under an EPA in light of recent case law, and provides useful guidance on steps to take when drafting EPAs to reduce the possibility of review of attorney actions in future.
- Become familiar with “red flags” triggering a review of an attorney’s conduct and how to make an application for review.
- Receive tips on how to deal with complaints about an attorney.
- Become familiar with the different thresholds of legal and medical incapacity for EPA.
- With reference to recent case law, update your knowledge on the legal tests for applications for review of attorneys’ actions.
Who should view?
General practitioners, family lawyers and other lawyers and legal executives who prepare EPAs, act as attorneys or who encounter EPAs as part of their practice.
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