Routier & ors v HMRC [2019] UKSC 43

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Spring 2020

C died in 2007 in Jersey, leaving her residuary estate on trust (the trust) for purposes that were agreed to have been exclusively charitable under English law. C directed in her will that the proper law of the trust was the law of Jersey. The appellants, who were domiciled in Jersey, were appointed to be C’s executors and the trustees of the trust. C’s estate included assets in the United Kingdom amounting to £1.7m. In 2010 the appellants retired as trustees (but not as executors) and were replaced by a UK resident trustee. C’s will was then amended so as to make the p...

Atkinson & Anor v Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children & Ors [2010] NSWSC 613

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Spring 2019 #174

Phillipe & ors v Cameron & ors [2012] EWHC 1040 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | September 2012 #122

The claimants were the trustees of the St Andrew’s (Cheam) Lawn Tennis Club Trust (the trustees). The trustees sought declarations as to the beneficial ownership of land occupied by the St Andrew’s (Cheam) Lawn Tennis Club (the club) since 1938 (the land).

The church now known as St Andrew’s United Reformed Church Cheam (the church) was originally founded in the 1920s. From the church’s inception many of its members played tennis together and in 1930 they established a tennis club which was to become the club. The club’s first general meeting was held...

Charitable Trusts: Law in action

Cuppage v Lawson is an example of how the Charitable Trusts (Validation) Act 1954 is working in practice, as William Henderson explains ‘The Act often now “does what it says on the tin” and validates trusts that would otherwise be void.’At a technical level this decision of HH Judge Hodge QC, sitting as a judge …
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