Re Howarth (2008) COP 28/7/08

The donor had named the replacement attorney as the only person to be notified of an application to register. MCA Schedule 1 paragraph 2(3) provides that a person who is “appointed as donee under the instrument” may not be a named person. If there was no effective named person, the instrument could only be valid if it contained two Part B certificates, but it contained only one. On the application of the Public Guardian the court directed the severance of the appointment of the replacement attorney on the ground that a replacement attorney was a person “appointed as donee under the instrument” who could not, therefore, be a named person. As the appointment of the replacement attorney was severed, the named person was not an attorney and so the instrument could be registered. (OPG summary.)


The summary above is taken from the OPG website. It is listed under the heading "Attorney or replacement attorney as a named person" as "Re Howarth (an order of the Senior Judge made on 29 July 2008)".

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 This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).