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Review of the Law of Trusts

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Two trustees go down to the woods … one is discharged, one is not

The use of corporate trustees is a common response to trustee liability.  However, where one of two natural person trustees retires and a corporate trustee is appointed, it is important to consider whether the retiring trustee has been discharged.  See ss 43, 45 and 46 of the Trustee Act 1956, which provide: Relevant Legislation 43 Power … Continue reading

A new trusts act is a little closer

14 years since the paper Some Problems in the Law of Trusts was released a draft Trusts Bill has been released for consultation. The draft Bill largely reflects the recommendations from the Law Commission’s review of trust law that commenced in 2009 culminating in a final report that was released in 2013. The Bill has been introduced to address problems with current … Continue reading

Update on the Review of the Law of Trusts

A new “Trusts Reference Group” has been established by Minister of Justice Amy Adams to help update and improve the law governing private trusts. Ms Adams has stated that in a media release made on 29 May 2015 that “it’s important that trust law is fit for purpose and does not create unnecessary costs.” The Trusts Reference Group … Continue reading