Trustees: What is reasonable?

Stephen Alexander asks when a trustee can charge fixed fees The reasonableness (and therefore recoverability) of the fixed fee will vary according to the size of the trust fund, the complexity of the situation, and the risks and responsibilities in relation to the trust. Individual trustees will usually charge by reference to time spent. Corporate …
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Trustees: When to remove

John Brennan discusses the implications of the fiduciary conflict rule on trustees The existence of friction or hostility between the trustees is not always sufficient to justify the removal of a trustee but is often relevant, especially if it arises from the way in which the trust has been administered. In Manton v Manton [2021], …
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Trustees: Mistaken loyalty

Those taking on a trusteeship must be fully informed. Graeme Kleiner, Hugh Gunson and Thomas Watts discuss Mackay, which develops the grounds on which such appointments can be set aside The claimant’s acceptance of her appointment could be severed from the DORA without offending the rule against partial rescission and without operating unfairly on any …
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