Enduring Powers of Attorney
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5. More than one attorney?

It is natural for a donor to worry about the ability, integrity and/or trustworthiness of an attorney.  If a donor finds it more comfortable to appoint more than one attorney so that the attorneys may assist or monitor each other, a donor is free to do so as long as “the attorneys are appointed to act jointly or jointly and severally” (section 15(1) of the Enduring Powers of Attorney Ordinance (Cap.501 of the Laws of Hong Kong)).

If the donor chooses to have multiple attorneys, the donor must choose whether his/her attorneys are to act jointly or jointly and severally. If the donor does not make an express choice, the EPA will not be valid.

  1. To act jointly
  2. To act jointly and severally
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