Re Edmonds [2012] MHLO 129 (LPA)

The donor appointed a sole attorney and then two replacements, the latter to act jointly for some decisions and jointly and severally for others. She then directed as follows: "I would like my replacement attorneys to act jointly as much as possible and always where any transaction is valued at more than £5,000." On the application of the Public Guardian the words "as much as possible and always" were severed on the ground that they were uncertain and incompatible with the appointment type. [OPG summary - LPA case.]


Summary from OPG section of Justice website.

Case title: Re Edmonds (an order of the Senior Judge made on 12 November 2012)

Listed under heading: Severance of restrictions incompatible with an appointment to act jointly in some matters and jointly and severally in others

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Summary on OPG section of Justice website†. This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).