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Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

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Two or more guardians

16Appointment of two or more guardians

(1)The court may appoint two or more guardians in respect of some or all of a missing person’s property and financial affairs.

(2)It may appoint them—

(a)at the same time or at different times;

(b)by means of the same guardianship order or separate guardianship orders.

(3)It may do so whether or not the appointment of two or more guardians is proposed in an application for, or for the variation of, a guardianship order.

(4)The Schedule to this Act makes further provision about the appointment of two or more guardians.

(5)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision about the appointment of two or more guardians, including provision modifying this Act as it applies where two or more guardians are appointed.

(6)Regulations under this section may—

(a)amend the Schedule to this Act,

(b)make different provision for different purposes, and

(c)include transitional, transitory or saving provision.

(7)A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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