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Deed of Revocation

| Duncan & Toplis | 13 October 2020

Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney can be a prudent way to appoint a person to make decisions on another’s behalf. However, there are circumstances that may give rise to the need to cancel these powers.

A Deed of Revocation of Trust, or Revocation of Power of Attorney, is a legal document that is signed on or behalf of a person who granted a power of attorney, or the donor. The deed provides written confirmation that the donor has revoked these powers. 

A person might choose to create a Deed of Revocation if:

  • They no longer trust the person who was to act on their behalf.
  • It is no longer practical for the person to act on their behalf, whether it be due to location or a change of circumstances.
  • The Power of Attorney is no longer necessary.
  • The purpose of the Power of Attorney has been met.

Creating a Deed of Revocation

Just as a Lasting Power of Attorney should be discussed with, and created by, a legal professional, it’s important to seek advice on creating a Deed of Revocation.

A Power of Attorney is a powerful legal document, but it can be revoked at any time, regardless of the termination date set out. The only requirement is that the donor has the mental capacity to do so. 

If you wish to change your Lasting Powers of Attorney, you can discuss your options with our team of experienced legal experts. We can help you make sure that your deed is effective and the right parties are informed of your decision. You do not need to discuss or disclose why you wish to create a Deed of Revocation.


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