Re Griggs [2013] MHLO 85 (LPA)

In Re Griggs the donor appointed two primary attorneys and three replacements, to act jointly for some decisions and jointly and severally for other decisions. The donor directed that "My Remaining attorney is to choose which replacement attorney is to act as my other attorney." Although the provision could be viewed as incompatible with the manner of appointment, the court severed the provision for the reason given in the Public Guardian's application, which was that the donor should not leave it to the attorneys or replacement attorneys to decide which replacement is to act. [OPG summary - LPA case.]


Summary from OPG section of Justice website.

Case title: Re Griggs (an order of the Senior Judge made on 17 June 2013)

Listed under heading: Severance of restrictions incompatible with a joint and several appointment

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 This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).