Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997

Amendment of Powers of Attorney Act, 1996.

5.—(1) The Powers of Attorney Act, 1996 , is hereby amended—

(a) in section 20, by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) This section does not apply to a power of attorney that was given otherwise than to secure an interest, or the performance of an obligation, referred to in subsection (1) and was created by an instrument executed before the 1st day of August, 1996, but, subject to the foregoing, applies to powers of attorney whenever created.”,


(b) by the substitution of the following section for section 25:


25.—Subject to section 20(3), each enactment specified in the Fourth Schedule is hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.”.

(2) This section shall be deemed to have come into operation upon the commencement of the Powers of Attorney Act, 1996 .