Enduring Power of Attorney

For guidance on Enduring Power of Attorney, contact:

John A Sinnott & Co Solicitors - Jason Dunne

Jason Dunne



An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document that gives certain powers to a person/people appointed by you, to make decisions and act on your behalf in legal, financial and medical matters. These people are called your attorneys.

An EPA only becomes active if you become mentally incapacitated i.e. you are no longer able to make informed decisions for yourself.

In order to be able to make an EPA, you must be mentally capable of doing so. We will meet with you and arrange a medical certificate from your doctor.

Your attorneys can be people such as your spouse, partner, parent, sibling or friend - someone you trust. They only have whatever powers you give them. This can be confined to personal care, decisions, rehabilitation, housing and so on, or it can encompass all.

Difference Between an EPA and Your Will

An EPA allows your attorneys to use your assets for your benefit while you are alive but mentally incapacitated. Your will dictates what is to happen to your assets after your death.