Generous attorneys: the limits on attorneys benefiting themselves

Generous attorneys: the limits on attorneys benefitting themselves Introduction Section 32 of the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 (Act) provides that an attorney is able to do anything that the principal could lawfully do by attorney (if the adult had capacity for that matter). This means the starting point for considering what powers [...]

2019-03-21T09:25:49+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Donor seeks Control over Gift

Arecent Canadian court case demonstrates the pitfalls of philanthropic donations and the need to specify conditions in Donor Investment Agreements (DIA). The case of FASS v Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2018 highlights the issue of donor rights in the direction taken by the recipient organisation in relation to the funding. The court found [...]

2018-12-02T12:53:14+00:00November 14th, 2018|