Trusts: When is a beneficiary not a beneficiary?

Timothy Sherwin examines the importance of s53 of the Trust (Guernsey) Law and the rule in Saunders v Vautier Discretionary beneficiaries cannot be said to have an immediate, vested and indefeasible interest in the trust property. This article considers the decisions at first instance and on appeal, in Rusnano Capital AG (in liquidation) v Moland …
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Bathurst v Chantler [2018] EWHC 21 (Ch) 


Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Winter 2018 #170

The claimant was the second wife and widow of the Earl Bathurst (Eighth Earl). The first to third defendants were the trustees of the Earl’s Fund (EFT) created under a statutory Codicil made on behalf of the Eighth Earl by the Court of Protection. The fourth to seventh defendants were the trustees of the Earl Bathurst 1963 estate settlement (settlement). When the Earl succeeded to his title in 1943, his inheritance included a large estate comprising 15,000 acres and a mansion house known as Cirencester Park. There were also chattels that included valuable works of art and collections of ...