Trusts: Anything to declare?

Sheffield v Sheffield clarifies liability for historic breaches of trust. Douglas Rhodes explains ‘There could be no real doubt that the true effect of the 1983 declaration was deliberately concealed from the claimant, as the true effect of the declaration was never explained to him.’ At its core, the facts of Sheffield v Sheffield [2014] …
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Sheffield v Sheffield & ors [2013] EWHC 3927 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | July/August 2014 #141

John Vincent Sheffield (JVS) and his wife Ann Sheffield bought 1,000 acres of land in Hampshire in 1968 as tenants in common, with JVS owning 25% and Ann 75% (the 1968 settlement). The land included two farms, numerous residential properties and some shooting rights over adjoining land. Ann died in 1969 and left JVS a life interest in her estate and thereafter to their son Julian. In 1971 JVS married France (who predeceased him) and he lived on the estate until his death in May 2008.

In May 1976 JVS agreed a farming partnership of the farming land on the estate. JVS was entitled ...