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This Practice Note discusses the personal nature of an agency relationship, and the circumstances in which the agent may delegate its authority to a third party or sub-agent.
The general rule, arising from the personal nature of an agency, is that an agent may not entrust to another the exercise of a power or duty. However, delegation is allowed with the principal's consent, or where empowered by statute. It may be implied, among other cases:
where no personal skill or confidence is required of the agent, and its duties can be sufficiently discharged by any person
under custom or trade usage
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