Married Womens Status Act 1957’

Power of attorney of married woman.


16.A married woman, whether an infant or not, shall have power, as if she were unmarried and of full age, by deed, to appoint an attorney on her behalf for the purpose of executing any deed or doing any other act which she might herself execute or do; and the provisions of the Conveyancing Acts, 1881 to 1911, relating to instruments creating powers of attorney shall apply thereto.


Modifications (not altering text):


Provision for reference to Conveyancing Acts 1881 to 1911 to be construed as reference to Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 made (1.12.2009) by Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009), s. 8(2)(b) and (c), S.I. No. 356 of 2009.

Amendments and repeals.

8.— (1) Each provision specified in column (2) of Schedule 1 opposite the mention in column (1) of that Schedule of an enactment is amended in the manner specified in column (3).

(2) Subject to subsection (1), and without prejudice to section 26(2)(f) of the Act of 2005— ...

(b) any reference in an enactment to—

(i) the Conveyancing Acts 1881 to 1911, or

ii) an Act (other than an Act repealed by this Act) included in that collective citation,

shall be construed as including a reference to this Act, and

(c) any reference in an enactment to—

(i) an Act that is included in the collective citation “the Conveyancing Acts 1881 to 1911” and that is repealed by this Act, or

(ii) any particular provision of such an Act,

shall be construed as a reference to this Act or to the equivalent or substituted provision of this Act.