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jlisting (adocate)     26 June 2011

Power of Attorney Compensation

We are living abroad and have a need to give Power of Attorney to someone in India who is not related but is a distant friend of family ( who is also in the legal field but not retained by us to handle a legal dispute since it is not in his expertise and he is not really practising anyway). We require the POA to act as our representative in India with very  limited power to act on our behalf but only for the legal case . The need is for a long drawn legal case ( which I am finding out is the norm in India where all cases are going on for a very long time! ). We will be paying all expenses he would incur in acting on our behalf. Some of his duties would be to take an out-of- station trip to lower court hearings, in-station hearings, and some minor administrative work which we anticipate will take less than 5 hours a week averaged out over the month, keeping in mind that there will be long stretches of time such as when court is on vacation and inbetween hearing where nothing needs to be done and we are basically waiting for the next hearing date to roll along. On average there will be one hearing per month out of station to go to.

We need advise from others in the legal field as to what would be a normal fee for such a POA in India.  We would prefer to pay a FLAT FEE for the entire case plus expenses to see it to completion in our favour. Also if he dies before that case is completed what avenues do we have for recovering the remainder.  Thanks in advance.


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Sajeev Menon (Legal Consultant Dubai 00971 508836442)     26 June 2011

Dear Mr.,


Please be noted that there is no such standard fee to appoint a power of attorney. It is completly based on the value of the subject matter, seriousness of the subject, the time value of the concerned person to be appointed, and the relation between, etc.

If the POA dies during the tenure, it will be automaticaly cancelled as no more exists and you can resume to look after the matter yourself or by appointing fresh POA.

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