Signing on behalf a principal

posted Jul 19, 2015, 7:31 PM by Michael Rees   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 10:07 PM ]
A question was raised about the proper wording to use when an attorney signs for a principal on, say, a statutory declaration. 

Carol J discovered in her notes a reference to this situation. On page 14 of the short form Enduring Power of Attorney document (ver: 2–1/06/02) is the following paragraph headed 'How do I complete a document for the principal?':

If you have the power to execute (complete) a document for the
principal, you do so in the ordinary way, but you must note on the
document that you are executing it as the principal’s attorney under
enduring power of attorney (e.g. ‘John Smith, by his duly appointed
attorney, Mary Jones’).

To repeat, the correct wording alongside the attorney's signature is:

John Smith, by his duly appointed attorney, Mary Jones

Thanks Carol