19. Agent to sign written contract.

19.     Agent to sign written contract.

Even in cases where the signature of a principal is required by statute, an agent may be appointed orally or in any other informal manner to sign for him, unless the statute expressly requires the agent, if any, to be authorised by writing1, or expressly or impliedly requires a personal signature, and so renders an agent incompetent to sign at all2. Thus an agent informally appointed may sign a memorandum of association3, or a consent to a dissolution of a building society4.

Subject, therefore, to