Recorded Webinar: Enduring Powers of Attorney – The Extent of Authority


Date:  18th January 2018

Duration:  1 hour

The extent of authority under an enduring attorney is often misunderstood. Understanding what can and cannot be done by this category of attorney is the subject of this session and includes:

  • The powers of an enduring power of attorney – the outer limits of authority
  • Legislative limitations on enduring power of attorneys
  • Impact of guardianship and administration orders on attorney’s powers
  • Can an attorney under an enduring power make a binding death benefit nomination?
  • Control of trust or corporations – power over entities examined
  • Access to a will and impacting testamentary wishes – containing the power
  • Legislation update – the new power of attorney regime in Victoria
  • Case update: Re Tracey [2016] QCA 194
  • Powers of attorney law reform proposals:
    • a register online
    • compulsory registration
    • compulsory registration of revocations
    • wider witnessing powers
    • national model for Powers of Attorney
Our presenter

Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover, Sydney

Jenny McMillan was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 1989 and in Western Australia in 1992.  She is a Law Society of NSW accredited specialist in wills and estates and has extensive experience in this area both in private practice and with a trustee company. 

Jenny is a member of the NSW Law Society Elder Law and Succession Committee, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a part-time member of the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. 


This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBAJAN18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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