O’Neill v Holland [2020] WTLR 1397

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Winter 2020 #181

This was a second appeal against the decision of HHJ Pelling to overturn the trial judge’s order declaring inter alia that A was a 50% beneficial owner of A and R’s former home (the property) under a common intention constructive trust.

The trial judge had found that A’s father had bought the property in 1998 with the intention that it should be A and R’s family home. In 2008, A’s father had transferred the property to R for nil consideration. The trial judge had found that A’s father intended A to have a beneficial interest in it and had originally planned to transfer it into A a...

Financial provison: Behind the scenes

Amy Harris analyses a case involving the consideration of a resulting trust, inheritance prospects and whether support from a third party could be inferred ‘The husband did not have a beneficial interest in the former matrimonial home as it was subject to a resulting trust and therefore not a matrimonial resource available for distribution.’ In …
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Bagus Investments Ltd v Kastening [2010] JRC 144

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | December 2012 #125

A Jersey fiduciary services provider known as the Lavy Hancox Group (the LH Group) was, during the 1990s, the forum for fraudulent activities by its beneficial owner, Mr Raymond Bellows (Bellows).

The plaintiff/appellant (a BVI company) was administered by the LH Group. They alleged that the LH Group, unlawfully and without authority, caused US$480,000 to be transferred to an account (the Midland account) held in the name of a subsidiary company, Lavy Hancox Management Ltd.

The defendant/respondent was also in receipt of the LH Group’s fiduciary services: Levy Hancox ...

Book Review: Collective thinking

Joseph Jaconelli finds Constructive and Resulting Trusts an invaluable guide for practitioners This volume consists of 12 essays: six each on constructive and resulting trusts. Its origins are in a conference held in April 2009 at King’s College London. There already exist specialist treatments of the two types of trust in question: Oakley’s Constructive Trusts, …
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Declarations Of Trust: Taking someone at their word

Mark Pawlowski asks whether a spouse or unmarried partner can acquire a beneficial share in property by relying on the owner’s informal declaration of trust ‘Although an isolated loose conversation will not be enough to uphold a valid declaration of trust (see Jones v Lock [1865]), the repetition of words by the owner, especially in …
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