Coronavirus and Powers of Attorney

COVID-19 pandemic is a frightening reality in every country. In a matter of a few weeks, it has changed life in unprecedented ways. Cyprus is dealing with the coronavirus by imposing measures for staying home and practicing social distancing and self-isolation to do our part to help ‘flatten the curve’ of infection.

Being isolated at home has had vast impacts on a practical level, as it is difficult for many of us to complete tasks in our daily routine. Although technology has helped to solve some basic issues in dealing with this pandemic, there are still major practical constraints in instances where lawyers require authorisation to assist clients with their legal matters. As such, the humble power of attorney has revealed itself as a critically important tool during this crisis.

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another person’s behalf in an array of different legal matters. The power of attorney is important because it can deliver clients peace of mind as requests can be actioned immediately without the inconvenience and terror of leaving the safety of their homes.

Having a valid power of attorney empowers clients to overcome many practical complications brought on by the crisis. Depending on the nature of clients’ cases, general powers of attorney or specific powers of attorney should be drafted.

What P.Philippou & Associates can offer ?

At P.Philippou Law we understand the importance of peace of mind, especially for our clients who live abroad. We also realize that most people are overwhelmingly concerned about how to proceed with their legal affairs. We are happy to assist our clients in acquiring valid powers of attorney efficiently in this difficult challenge we are all facing!


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