When choosing your attorney, they could be a family member or friend, a solicitor or accountant or a combination, but they must be over 18 years old. You may want to appoint more than one person as your attorney, and must specify whether they are to act:
- Together (known as 'jointly) – both have to act together
- Separately or together (known as 'jointly and severally') – attorneys can make decisions independently or with other attorneys
- The donor can state that attorneys act jointly in some matters and jointly and severally in others – for example day-to-day decisions can be made separately, but bigger decisions must be jointly.
For example, you may want to allow them to transact up to £1,000 individually, but to act jointly for transactions over £1,000.