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Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

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9Expenses, remuneration and records

(1)A guardian is entitled to be reimbursed out of the missing person’s property for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the exercise of functions as a guardian.

(2)The court may direct that a guardian is entitled to remuneration payable out of the missing person’s property for exercising functions as a guardian.

(3)A guardian must—

(a)keep records of the exercise of functions as a guardian, including accounts relating to the exercise of those functions, and

(b)on ceasing to be a guardian, give a copy of the records to such persons as the court directs.

(4)The court may, on an application, order a person to provide the applicant with accounts or other information relating to the person’s exercise of functions as a guardian in the form and manner specified in the order.

(5)When giving a direction under subsection (3) or considering an application under subsection (4), the court must have regard to—

(a)the need to keep the missing person’s affairs confidential, and

(b)the need to impose only such requirements as are reasonable in all the circumstances,

(and, regarding applications, see also sections 19 and 20).

(6)Directions under subsection (3) and orders under subsection (4) may include conditions and restrictions.

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