Code of Practice for Attorneys
This code of practice provides guidance for attorneys appointed under an enduring power of attorney to meet their responsibilities and duties under the Act by making decisions on their behalf once the enduring power of attorney is brought into effect.
This includes following the guiding principles within the Act and working with other decision supporters and interveners. It also includes their record keeping and reporting obligations. This code includes an attorney’s obligations both following the registration of an enduring power of attorney and following the notification of the enduring power of attorney, when it is brought into force.
This code of practice also applies to attorneys appointed under the Powers of Attorney Act 1996 in relation to the investigation of complaints.
Plain English leaflet, guide and video
We have developed a plain English leaflet What you need to know about the Code of Practice for Attorneys. This booklet is an introduction to the Code of Practice for Attorneys. It aims to provide general information and answer some questions about this code.
We have developed a plain English Your Guide to the Codes of Practice. The guide has been written according to the principles of plain English with the support of an experienced plain English practitioner.
Click on the link to watch our video on the Code of Practice for Attorneys