POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Powers of Attorney are very useful – and very powerful.  Mostly they are a force for good – allowing family or friends to provide practical help to a person who needs assistance.

However, sometimes, attorneys go too far.  Either deliberately or accidentally, some attorneys have acted in a way that causes loss, or perhaps has taken advantage of the person they were there to help .

Before signing a power of attorney document, and before accepting appointment as an attorney, it is very important that you understand the true ramifications and legal limits on the powers you are giving.  

And if things go wrong, you need to know how to recover money lost or misappropriated.

We provide a fixed fee service to prepare and explain a power of attorney.  

And we are experts in dealing with the fallout when an attorney goes wrong.

See us about:

  • Enduring and General Powers of Attorney
  • Compensation Claims under Powers of Attorney Act
  • QCAT proceedings - incapacity declarations; breach of duties; orders for approval
CONTACTS FOR THIS AREA OF LAW
Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

Commercial Law Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
With 30 years’ experience working in and managing business, Andrew Smyth is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance…
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Sean Powell

Sean Powell

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Sean specialises in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning, with a particular emphasis on contested wills. In line with his Succession Law focus, he has…
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Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Chris is a senior litigation solicitor, specialising in resolving commercial disputes and deceased estate disputes. His 30 years of experience in litigation have seen him resolve…
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Nathan Rutherford

Nathan Rutherford

Wills and Estates
After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction) and being admitted as a solicitor in the…
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Allison Kelly

Allison Kelly

Wills and Estates
Intrigued by law and justice in Australia, Allison pursued a path in the legal profession through rigorous studies during 2012 to 2018 and achieved both a Bachelor…
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Isabella Phillips

Isabella Phillips

Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
Bell is a solicitor in our Succession & Litigation team and has taken to specialising in estate litigation. Bell graduated from Bond University with a double degree in…
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