Power of Attorney


A power of attorney document is a document type that often comes before a Notary Public for notarisation. Indeed Mrs Dhariwal Notary Public deals with powers of attorney on a regular basis.

What is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent or attorney or sometimes the attorney-in-fact.

Clients will often be provided with a POA by their lawyer/notary public or other advisor overseas and are then required to execute the same before a Notary Public in England before sending it back overseas for use by their intended named ‘attorney’ in the POA.

Common types of overseas POAs a Notary Public deals with are for example:

  • To deal with land and property (e.g. by way of sale/ purchase or transfer)
  • To deal with probate matters
  • To deal with utility suppliers
  • To deal with litigation or disputes

In some instances Mrs Dhariwal will be able to prepare or draft your power of attorney for use overseas. Please discuss your requirements with the Notary Public.

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