Can my attorney give gifts on my behalf?

Unless you make a restriction stating otherwise, your attorney(s) will be able to give (limited) gifts on your behalf:

  • to charitable organisations
  • to relatives, very close friends and any attorney named in your LPA who is a relative or very close friend
  • on birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc. when you would usually give gifts of a value that is appropriate to your assets

You cannot authorise any gifts which would exceed the attorney’s statutory power.

What if my attorney dies?

After registration: if you have one attorney and no replacement attorneys your LPA becomes unusable. If you have a replacement, they take over. Before registration: if you have capacity you can make a new LPA and choose a new attorney.