Power of Attorney
When a person is sane of mind but owing to physical difficulties or incapacity cannot manage their affairs, they may grant power of attorney to any other individual/s chosen by him/her by signing their names to a document as detailed below.
The document must be signed and sealed by, or by direction and in the presence of, the donor of the power. Two other persons shall be present as witnesses and shall attest the instrument.
The donee [the recipient of the powers] of a power of attorney may, if he thinks fit: execute any instrument with his own signature and, where sealing is required, with his own seal, and do any other thing in his own name, by the authority of the donor [person granting the powers] of the power; and any document executed or thing done in that manner shall be as effective as if executed or done by the donee with the signature and seal, or, as the case may be, in the name, of the donor of the power.
FORM OF GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 9.
THIS GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY is made this day of 20 by [insert name of person given power of Attorney] of [insert their address].
I appoint [insert name of person or persons to receive said powers] of [inset address of person receiving powers]
(or [insert name of person or persons to receive said powers] of [inset address of person receiving powers] of and [insert name of other recipient] of [inset address of other person] jointly (or jointly and severally) to be my attorney(s) in accordance with section 9 of the Powers of Attorney Act.
IN WITNESS, etc.
CAB SERVICE AIMS TO
Ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them or through an inability to express their needs effectively.