Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is an instrument created by a person who entrusts someone to act on his behalf, usually in a legal transaction e.g. buying or selling of property. The person creating such an instrument is the Donor and the person receiving authority to act is the Donee.

A Power of Attorney which is created under section 48 of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act (Cap 61 1994 Rev Ed) (“CLPA”) may be deposited at the Supreme Court pursuant to Order 60 Rule 6 of the Rules of Court. Powers of Attorney deposited in the Court are open for public inspection, subject to the payment of a prescribed fee.

The Court Fees payable in respect of the deposit of a Power of Attorney and all related filings, inspection, etc, may be found in the Power of Attorney (Scale of Fees) Rules.