In 2002, we granted power of attorney to an abogado in Cadiz province in relation to a property transaction and it has remained effective ever since. For reasons which I won’t go into here, we need now to revoke this power of attorney and appoint a new lawyer to act on our behalf. Is it possible for us to do this without alerting the original abogado until after the fact? We’re sorry to have to act in this manner, but there has been a serious impropriety on his part and we can no longer have confidence; as things stand, he is empowered in a very broad sense to “manage our affairs” and I would like to secure our interests without forewarning him.
The POA was originally drafted by a Notary here in Ireland and subsequently translated (with the apostilla Convencion de la Haya). Is it sufficient for us to return to the Irish Notary and complete a Deed of Revocation, and then send this to our lawyer in Cadiz? Or do we need to do it through a Spanish Notary?