We would never recommend drafting a Power of Attorney, or any legal document, including a Will, without the help and expertise of a fully qualified Solicitor. If you draft the document yourself, you cannot be sure that it has been drafted and registered correctly, you may not understand the full implications of making one or what it can do for you and so you cannot be certain the document is right for you or that it meets your needs. When you use a Solicitor to draft your Power of Attorney, you will have the peace of mind to know that it is correct and that it works in the right way for you if it is ever needed.
A Solicitor can help you and your nominated Attorney understand exactly the role of the Attorney so that the Attorney is fully aware of what is expected of them and what they can and can’t do on your behalf. This will avoid any problems if the time comes when the Power of Attorney is needed.
It is technically possible to draft a Power of Attorney yourself and without the help of a Solicitor. However, it is easy to make mistakes and you don’t know what you don’t know so the document may not meet your needs. A Power of Attorney is a legal document and therefore it is always best to seek the advice and assistance of a fully qualified Solicitor when making one.