Financial abuse of the disabled and the elderly is not a new issue, but unfortunately it appears to be on the increase. We have both been involved in many legal matters concerning the financial abuse of a vulnerable person (often involving the misuse of an Enduring Power of Attorney). The legal problems that arise from the misuse of an EPA are often difficult to resolve and cause families much pain. We are mindful of this when drafting EPA’s for our clients. We seek to ensure that an informed decision is made by our clients and that they understand the significant role and responsibilities of any attorney they appoint.