Powers of Attorney, 3rd edition

Powers of Attorney, 3rd edition provides a detailed and dedicated treatment of the law surrounding powers of attorney

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351880
Release Date: December 06, 2019
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AUD$ 155.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351897
Release Date: December 06, 2019
AUD$ 155.00

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The prevalence of powers of attorney --- particularly enduring powers of attorney--- makes this book increasingly important over time, especially in view of Australia’s ageing population. Powers of Attorney 3e is not confined to Australian law but uses law from the principal common law countries to contextualise our law, and to provide guidance where Australian law may be lacking.

Book Review - Law Society of South Australia | May 2020


  • Updated commentary and timely analysis of interstate powers with respect to enduring powers of attorney and guardianships/directives
  • Covers challenges for lawyers in providing clear explanations to clients concerning the authority, time and ramifications of a proposed enduring power of attorney

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Table of contents


Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Table of Abbreviations

Part I Power Defined

  1. Conceptualising Powers of Attorney

  2. Powers of Attorney Distinguished From Other Legal Relationships

Part II Power Created

  1. Capacity of Principal and Attorney

  2. Creating a Power of Attorney

Part III Power Delimited

  1. Authority of Attorney

  2. Construction of Attorney’s Authority

  3. Scope of Attorney’s Authority Under Statute

Part IV Power Impacted

  1. Relations Between Principal and Attorney

  2. Relations With Third Parties

  3. External Supervision of Attorneys

Part V Power Ended

  1. Termination of Attorneyship

  2. When Termination Takes Effect