Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988

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20 Liability of welfare guardian


Subject to subsection (2), no action shall lie against a welfare guardian in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by the welfare guardian in the exercise of the powers conferred by or under this Act, unless it is shown that the welfare guardian acted in bad faith or without reasonable care.


A welfare guardian shall be personally liable in respect of any contract or arrangement entered into with, or liability incurred to, any person if the welfare guardian does not, before entering into the contract or arrangement or incurring the liability, disclose to that person that the welfare guardian is acting in that capacity.