9. Capacity of agent to act.

(ii)     Competency of Agents

9.     Capacity of agent to act.

An agent's competency to act or contract for his principal is not limited to his competency to contract for himself1. Thus a minor2 may be an agent, and act and contract so as to bind the principal, although not personally liable on the contract of agency or on contracts with third parties, even in cases where an agent of full contractual capacity would have been personally liable3. A partner who is a minor can therefore bind the firm and partnership assets in respect