Sometimes we need to apply to a court to protect our rights and interests, but in view of the absence of specific knowledge we need to apply to experts in this field. For a court, a power of attorney for representation in courts in favour of an attorney or, briefly, a power of attorney for courts may serve as a confirmation of an attorney’s powers.
A power of attorney for representation in courts may include a specific court, or attorney’s powers may be unlimited and effective for courts of various jurisdictions (local court, courts of cassation and appeal, administrative court).
In the process of court proceedings, an attorney may be required to obtain additional documents, certificates, copies, that is why we recommend to provide for such powers by stating them in a power of attorney for representation in courts (Ukraine).
Please note that it would be preferred that you empower your attorney to represent you at the state enforcement service according to the judgement. In such case, an attorney will deal with fulfilment of the judgement (receipt of alimony, reclamation of real estate from unlawful owner, compensation for moral damages, etc.).
We recommend that you, being the principal under a power of attorney for representation in courts, should also notarise several copies of a power of attorney right after its original notarisation because an attorney may require them to exercise his/her powers. One copy of the power of attorney you must keep for yourself, whereas if you want to cancel this power of attorney, it would be easier for a notary to find it in the Unified Register of Powers of Attorney and make a record on cancellation.
A power of attorney for representation in courts includes information on an attorney (full name and registered place of residence; his/her passport details and registration number of the taxpayer identification card (formerly called individual taxpayer number in powers of attorney) may be additionally indicated). Therefore, to notarise a power of attorney, you need to provide a notary with the information stated above.
Under a power of attorney, you may transfer your powers either to one or several persons who will act independently from each other.