Trusts: Keeping up with the times

The interests of illegitimate or adopted persons can be problematic when dealing with older settlements. Richard Dew explores an illuminating case An issue which all the beneficiaries and the trustees wished to be resolved in favour of the illegitimate child was resolved by means of a relatively straightforward appointment and application to court rather than …
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Cases Referenced

  • Hand v George [2017] EWHC 533 (Ch)
  • Muir v Muir [1943] AC 468
  • PQ & anor v RS & ors [2019] WTLR 1015 Ch D
  • Re Brinkley’s Will Trusts [1968] 1 Ch 407
  • Re Hay’s Settlement Trusts [1982] 1 WLR 202vRe Hoff [1942] Ch 298