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Do you (not just your clients) need to appoint a guardian as well as an attorney? presentation


This presentation covers:

  • powers of a guardian
  • limits on powers
  • contrast to the role of attorney
  • commencement of powers
  • what comprises incapacity?
  • case law
  • extent of powers
  • when powers cease
  • what if there is no guardian?
  • test for appointment
  • application by an individual.

Author profile:

Author Photo - Kate Hanslow
Kate Hanslow
Kate is a Senior Associate at Worrall Lawyers, a Hobart-based law firm. Kate practises exclusively in the areas of estate planning and estate litigation, including advising private clients about wills, enduring powers of attorney, instruments appointing enduring guardians, trusts, superannuation, and family provision claims. She has also appeared before the Guardianship & Administration Board in contested applications, seeking the appointment of administrators and guardians for those who have lost capacity. Kate completed Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Tasmania, and was admitted to practice in August 2007. Current at 02 June 2014

This was presented at 29th National Convention.

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