This book goes back to basics with a history of both types of power, then goes into great detail about documents. For those already familiar with the forms, this may seem a little over the top but it does act as a useful reminder why these documents were set up in the way they were.

More useful is the section on what authority an attorney has and what actions are required when the donor becomes incapacitated. Additionally, there is a handy section on how an objection to the registration of a power of attorney should be handled, and what role the Court of Protection has in this area of work (a selection of cases are reported).

Authors: Denzel Lush, SM Cretney

Publisher: Jordan Publishing (£67.50)

My only criticism is that there appears to be little need for the forms to be replicated as these are readily available on legal software and online, but this is not to detract from the benefits of what is a helpful book.

Heledd Wyn is an associate at Clarke Willmott in Bristol