Re Cranston (2011) COP 18/2/11
The donor appointed attorneys to act jointly in some matters and jointly and severally in others. He included in the list of matters which should be decided jointly "changing my will". On the application of the Public Guardian these words were severed on the ground that an attorney has no authority to change a donor's will. An attorney may apply to the court for an order authorising the execution of a statutory will if a donor lacks testamentary capacity. [OPG summary - LPA case.]
Summary from OPG website.
Title: Re Cranston (an order of the Senior Judge made on 18 February 2011)
Heading: Severance of restrictions incompatible with a Property and Financial Affairs LPA
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