45. Exercise of authority under deed.

(4)     Exercise of Authority

45.     Exercise of authority under deed.

An agent acting under a power of attorney should, as a general rule, act in the name of the principal1. If he is authorised to sue on the principal's behalf, the claim should be brought in the principal's name2. A deed executed in pursuance of such a power is properly executed in the name of the principal or with words to show that the agent is signing for him3, but if the donee of the power is an individual he may, if he thinks fit