In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants an individual or an entity the authority to party in various legal and financial matters. However, there may be instances where the principal wishes to terminate or cancel the Power of Attorney. In such cases, it is essential to draft a well-structured legal notice to formally communicate the cancellation of the POA.
This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide on drafting a legal notice for the cancellation of Power of Attorney in the UAE.
Comprehensive guide on drafting a legal notice for the cancellation of Power of Attorney in the UAE
- Heading and Reference Details: Begin the legal notice with a clear and concise heading that states “Legal Notice for Cancellation of Power of Attorney.” Include the reference details, such as the date of issuance, the name and contact details of the sender (principal), and the name and contact details of the recipient (attorney-in-fact).
- Opening Statement: In the opening paragraph, clearly state your intention to cancel the Power of Attorney. Mention the date when the POA was initially executed and any specific terms or conditions outlined in the original POA.
- Background Information: Provide a brief overview of the relationship between the principal and the attorney-in-fact. Include relevant details, such as the purpose of granting the POA, the duration of the POA, and any specific powers or authorities bestowed upon the attorney-in-fact.
- Grounds for Cancellation: State the reasons why the principal wishes to cancel the Power of Attorney. It could be due to the completion of the designated task, breach of trust, the attorney-in-fact’s misconduct, the principal’s change in circumstances, or any other valid reasons. It is essential to be specific and provide factual details to support the grounds for cancellation.
- Termination Clause: Include a termination clause explicitly stating the cancellation of the Power of Attorney. Clearly state that the POA is hereby revoked and no longer in effect. Specify the effective date of cancellation, which should be in accordance with the terms outlined in the original POA, if any.
- Consequences of Cancellation: Outline the consequences of the cancellation for both the principal and the attorney-in-fact. Mention any obligations or duties that need to be fulfilled before the termination becomes effective. For example, the attorney-in-fact may be required to return any documents, assets, or funds entrusted to them under the POA.
- Request for Confirmation: Request the attorney-in-fact to acknowledge and confirm the receipt of the legal notice. Specify a deadline by which the confirmation should be received, ensuring that it allows sufficient time for the attorney-in-fact to respond.
- Contact Information: Provide your contact information, including your full name, address, phone number, and email address. Encourage the attorney-in-fact to contact you if they have any questions or require further clarification.
- Conclusion: Conclude the legal notice with a clear statement expressing the principal’s expectation of compliance with the cancellation of the Power of Attorney. Include a statement that failure to comply may result in legal action being taken against the attorney-in-fact.
- Signature and Notarization: End the legal notice with your signature, along with the date of signing. It is advisable to have the notice notarized to add an additional layer of authenticity and legal validity.
- Sending the Legal Notice: Send the legal notice via registered mail, courier service, or any other method that provides proof of delivery. Retain a copy of the notice and the delivery receipt for future reference.
Drafting a legal notice for the cancellation of a Power of Attorney in the UAE requires careful attention to detail and adherence to legal requirements. By following the guidelines provided in this article, principals can effectively communicate the cancellation of the POA to the attorney-in-fact, ensuring a clear and legally sound termination of the power granted under the POA. However, it is advisable to seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations specific to the UAE. Consulting with a qualified attorney can provide further guidance and assistance in drafting a legal notice that meets all necessary legal requirements.
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Drafting lawyers at Notary Public Dubai
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We emphasize the importance of clear and precise language, ensuring that all grounds for cancellation are adequately articulated. Our goal is to provide you with a well-structured legal notice that minimizes the potential for any future disputes or complications.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to consult with a qualified drafting lawyer for guidance on specific legal matters related to the cancellation of Power of Attorney in the UAE.
Hassan Humaid Al Suwaidi is a UAE Citizen and the founder of the firm HHS Lawyers. He has a vast experience of 20 years of dealing with high-value and complex notary requirements. Hassan has been involved in some of the largest legal settlements in the UAE and is commended for his ability to attain the most favourable outcomes for his clients.