Enduring Power of Guardianship

Enduring Power of Guardianship

What is an Enduring Power of Guardianship?

An enduring power of guardianship, or EPG, is a legal document authorising a person(s) of your choice to make personal, lifestyle and treatment decisions on your behalf if you lose the ability to make those decisions for yourself because of injury or illness.

Why an EPG?

By appointing an enduring guardian you will be giving a person you know and trust the authority to make personal, lifestyle and treatment decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so in the future due to a decision making disability.

Who can I appoint as my Enduring Guardian?

You may appoint anyone to act as your Solicitor such as family, friends, partner, spouse, financial advisor or lawyer.  The most important issue however is that the person you appoint is someone you can trust and is willing to take on the responsibility on your behalf.  The person you appoint must be over the age of 18 years and be of sound mind.

The unpredictable uncertainties of life means people need to take preventative measures to ensure that in the event they cannot manage their own financial, legal or personal affairs they have the peace of mind knowing that their Solicitor can.