Legal updates

Information on changes to laws relevant to Seniors Law clients

Changes to powers of attorney

12 May 2017
New changes aim to address gaps in the Powers of Attorney Act by providing greater clarity and flexibility in the operation of enduring powers of attorney, especially when multiple attorneys have been appointed and when older powers are to be revoked.

Manieri v Cirillo [2014] VSCA 227

18 December 2014
Following a failed assets for care arrangement with her son, an older woman is entitled to an equitable lien and an award of costs under a pro bono costs agreement.

Powers of Attorney Act passed

4 July 2014
The new Powers of Attorney Act 2014 consolidates legislative provisions for powers of attorney and embraces supportive decision making.