Scottish Powers of Attorney are different

The comments of the English Judge on Powers of Attorney should be treated with caution in Scotland, which has it’s own laws and systems. The most important difference is that, at the time of signing, there is an assessment of the capacity of the granter.  A doctor or lawyer must [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:53:17+00:00August 16th, 2017|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Why Powers of Attorney are all about trust

Well, assuming you know anything about Powers of Attorney (and if you don't, click here) then you will know that you are placing yourself in the hands of your Attorney. You must, therefore, have absolute trust in this person and you must, therefore, ask yourself (and be honest) do I [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:54:00+00:00August 4th, 2017|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Lesson for Scots from legal fight over Will

                  Heather Illot - Picture PA Will dispute fought out in Supreme Court I think this story is quite tragic as it deals with a very sad family rift but there is a clear lesson involved. If you want your wishes followed after [...]

Beat the Scottish Power of Attorney registration delays

Nearly 6000 powers of attorney were registered in January, the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland (OPG) has reported. Sadly, this also resulted in the time for registration to be very lengthy as the very success of the system puts pressure on the staff. However, you can speed things up [...]

By |2019-12-13T15:31:27+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney, Scottish Wills|

Online Power of Attorney – Can I make it for Mum and Dad? Video blog

See other videos like this at MyScottishAttorney Can I make a Power of Attorney for my Mum and Dad? Video narrative One thing I should say, when I am talking about “you” making the Power of Attorney on MyScottishAttorney, is that, of course, I know that many people are not, [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:03:18+00:00February 7th, 2016|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Why making a Will or Power of Attorney is an unselfish act

Bruce de Wert In the same way that you don’t buy life insurance to benefit yourself, making a Will and Power of Attorney is an unselfish act that benefits your family. Sadly, if you do not make a Will then you can leave a mess. That tends to [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:09:16+00:00August 5th, 2015|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney, Scottish Wills|

The difference between a Power of Attorney and a Will in Scotland

  Bruce de Wert Anyone made the executor of a Scottish will or given a Scottish power of attorney share similar responsibilities to the person appointing them. They need to do what the granter wants and what is in the granter’s best interests. The difference, however, is that [...]

Are there Scottish Power of Attorney forms?

A comment on this blog from an Irish reader has motivated me to write about the Power of Attorney forms that can be found on the Scottish Office of the Public Guardian website. […]

Can I write a “do-it-yourself” Power of Attorney in Scotland?

The short answer is yes. It is perfectly feasible, if you know what you are doing. Just balance the risks against the potential reward of saving money. […]

Scottish Power of Attorney abuse – my viewpoint

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is criticising the current arrangements for the granting of Powers of Attorney in Scotland. This was in response to a case involving a couple who granted a Power and the Attorney subsequently kept them short of money and clothing. […]

By |2019-12-13T12:25:24+00:00February 13th, 2012|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|