Re Salter (2011) COP 18/8/11
The donor appointed primary attorneys to act jointly in some matters and jointly and severally in others, and also appointed replacement attorneys. She then directed as follows: "For decisions where my attorneys must act jointly, replacement attorney 1 should replace attorney 1, when he is unable to act and replacement attorney 2 should replace attorney 2 when he is unable to act." On the application of the Public Guardian this provision was severed because the effect of one primary attorney ceasing to act would be that the other primary attorney could no longer act in the matters to be decided jointly, but the direction contemplated that the first replacement would act with the surviving primary attorney. [OPG summary - LPA case.]
Summary from OPG section of Justice website.
Title: Re Salter (an order of the Senior Judge made on 18 August 2011)
Heading: Survivor of original joint appointment cannot act with replacement
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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 This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).