48. Agent's powers not generally delegable.

3.     Delegation

(1)     General Rule against Delegation

48.     Agent's powers not generally delegable.

Delegation by an agent, that is the entrusting to another person by an agent of the exercise of a power or duty entrusted to him by his principal, is in general prohibited, under the maxim delegatus non potest delegare, without the express authority of the principal1, or authority derived from statute2.

Where there is personal confidence reposed in or skill required from the agent3 there normally may be no delegation however general the nature of the duties4