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Unformatted text preview: wers of attorney. What is the Guardianship Tribunal’s role in relation to enduring powers of attorney?
If there is a problem with how the enduring power of attorney is working, an application can
be made to the Guardianship Tribunal or the Supreme Court for a review of the enduring
power of attorney. The Guardianship Tribunal and the Supreme Court have the power to make
a wide range of orders about enduring powers of attorney. For example, the Guardianship
Tribunal could order the replacement of an appointed attorney if it was satisfied the attorney is
not acting in the best interests of the person who appointed them.
You should seek legal advice if you are considering this and explore other options of resolving
the problem. You can also contact the Guardianship Tribunal for information and brochures
about reviews of enduring powers of attorney. Give a copy to your appointed attorney(s). An enduring power of attorney is a legal document which you can use to appoint a person to
make decisions about your property or financial affairs if you lose mental capacity. The person
who makes an enduring power of attorney is known as ‘the principal’. The person who you
appoint to make decisions for you is known as ‘the attorney’. By making an enduring power of attorney, you are choosing who you want to manage your
financial affairs if you lose the mental capacity to do this for yourself. If you do not have an
enduring power of attorney and you lose mental capacity, there may be no one with legal
authority to manage your financial affairs. This may mean that the Guardianship Tribunal or the
Supreme Court will need to appoint a financial manager for you. Website: www.gt.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: (02) 9556 7600 Toll free 1800 463 928 TTY (telephone typewriter) (02) 9556 7634 Can the attorney make any decisions apart from financial ones under an enduring power of
The attorney can make decisions about your property or financial affairs. This means that they
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