Re Ingham (2011) COP 15/8/11

The donor appointed four attorneys to act jointly for some decisions and jointly and severally for others. She then directed as follows: "A. While all attorneys are acting: 1. All may complete any transaction with a value not exceeding £2,500. 2. All must complete any transaction with a value exceeding £2,500. B. In the event that only two or three Attorneys remain capable of acting those Attorneys are bound by A1 and 2 above. C. In the event that only one Attorney remains capable of acting that Attorney has full powers to complete transactions of any value." On the application of the Public Guardian directions B and C were severed on the ground that they were incompatible with the joint aspect of the appointment: if one attorney ceased to act, the matters to be decided jointly would not be able to be decided by the continuing attorneys. [OPG summary - LPA case.]

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Summary from OPG section of Justice website.

Title: Re Ingham (an order of the Senior Judge made on 15 August 2011)

Heading: Severence 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 This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).