Revocation of Power of Attorney
Unlike a will, a power of attorney does not revoke a previous appointment of an attorney by the principal. Powers of attorney which are not intended to continue must be revoked.
The By Lawyers Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardian and Advance Care Planning Guide for NSW includes commentary on revoking a power of attorney, as well as a Revocation of Power of Attorney precedent.
Following some helpful feedback from our subscribers, the Revocation of Power of Attorney precedent has been amended for enhanced functioning.
The following amendments have been made:
- Guidance notes have been added to the precedent;
- For LEAP users, the precedent has been coded for matters with multiple clients so that an ‘ASK’ will run when the precedent is opened asking which client is revoking and the address of all attorneys now populates.
This precedent can be found in the Revocation of Powers of Attorney sub-folder under Folder B. Powers of Attorney in the By Lawyers Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardian and Advance Care Planning Guide.