Re Weyell (2010) COP 2/12/10
The donor appointed three attorneys, A, B and C, to act jointly for some decisions and jointly and severally for others. He then imposed the following restrictions: (1) "Two out of three of my attorneys must act jointly in relation to any transaction with a value in excess of £5,000 and my attorneys may act jointly and severally in relation to everything else." (2) "I direct that when acting jointly and severally where possible my attorneys are to act in the following order of priority: firstly A, then B and then C." On the application of the Public Guardian the first restriction was severed as being incompatible with the joint aspect of the appointment. In the application the Public Guardian submitted that, while a direction that attorneys appointed to act jointly and severally must act in an order of priority would normally be regarded as incompatible with a joint and several appointment, the addition of the words "where possible" made the direction in effect a statement of wishes only. The court accepted this submission and did not sever the second restriction. [OPG summary - LPA case.]
Summary from OPG website.
Title: Re Weyell (an order of the senior Judge made on 2 December 2010)
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 This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).