For an introduction on what you can do as an Attorney, click here to read our last blog on the subject.
If you have been appointed as an attorney, you have the following rights:
Where acceptance of your appointment is required, you may refuse to accept the appointment.
Once appointed, you may resign from your appointment at any time while the Principal has capacity. If the Principal has lost capacity, it is still possible to resign but conditions apply. Please contact RNG Lawyers for more information.
If appointed with co-attorneys, you have right to relevant information and to be involved with decision making in accordance with the terms of the EPA document.
You have the right to obtain reasonable professional advice when performing your role (such as accountancy, financial and legal advice) and to claim these expenses from the Principal.
You have the right to approach VCAT for clarification of your rights and responsibilities on particular issues.