Law Practitioners Act 1982

  • repealed
  • Law Practitioners Act 1982: repealed, on 1 August 2008, by section 349 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (2006 No 1).
71 Powers of manager or administrator of estate of mentally disordered or deceased solicitor
  • (1) While under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 there is a manager of the estate of the donor, the manager may at any time and from time to time suspend the powers of the donee of a power of attorney, and may at any time revoke any such suspension.

    (2) Any such manager may at any time, with the prior consent of the Council of the District Law Society of which the donor is a member, and subject to the provisions of this Act applicable to the donor, revoke any power of attorney and give to any other solicitor or solicitors entitled to practise on his or their own account a power of attorney for the same purposes and for the same period as the donor was required to do.

    (3) The administrator (within the meaning of the Administration Act 1969) of the estate of a deceased donor may, with the prior consent of the Council of the District Law Society of which the donor was a member, and subject to the provisions of this Act applicable to the donor, revoke a power of attorney and give to any other solicitor or solicitors entitled to practise on his or their own account a power of attorney for the same purposes as the donor was required to do and for the balance remaining of the period specified in section 70(3)(c) of this Act.

    (4) Sections 70 and 72 to 77 of this Act, so far as they are applicable and with all necessary modifications, shall apply to a power of attorney given under this section as if it were given by the solicitor to whose practice the power of attorney relates.

    Compare: 1961 No 47 ss 19(4), 20