Hello, I've just joined this forum because I googled "photocopy of a certified copy".
I paid a solicitor yesterday for certified copies of the POA for my father with multi-infarct dementia. I paid for 8, as he's still at home, and I need to sort things out with banks,pensions, utilities, council, etc all at once, and can't wait for each organisation to look at and lose the copy in turn.
I took the first one in the pile to my father's bank this morning, and they were concerned that the first page was a photocopy of the certified copy. Fortunately, the other pages had the solicitor's handwriting and stamp in ink, so they accepted it.
Back home I checked the other copies and found they are all just photocopies, except for the single original first page missing from the one I took to the bank.
I'm concerned that I have paid for documents that might have no legal validity. Can anyone advise?