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Who Can I Choose As My Attorney?

Anyone who is over 18 can be an attorney. In the case of an attorney appointed to a Property and Financial Affairs LPA only, he or she must not be a bankrupt.

When choosing your attorney or attorneys it is important to choose someone you trust implicitly to look after your affairs. This might be one or more members of your family or a trusted friend or professional adviser. If you appoint more than one attorney, attorneys can be appointed “jointly” (in which case they must do everything together) or “jointly and severally” (in which case they can act together or individually) in relation to all issues. It is also possible to appoint a replacement attorney to act in place of your first named attorneys, if they become unable to act in the future.