Lewis v Tamplin [2018] EWHC 777 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Spring 2018 #171

The claimants/applicants brought a part 8 claim, as beneficiaries of a trust of land in Glamorgan known as the Tamplin trust, for disclosure of documents and information by the defendant/respondent trustees. This claim was founded on the basis that the trustees owe a duty to account to the beneficiaries for their stewardship of the trust assets. They also made an application for pre-action disclosure; the court gave judgment on both matters.

The defendants opposed both the claim and the application on a number of grounds. Firstly, the beneficiaries had already received sufficient ...

Mussell v Patience [2018] EWHC 430 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Summer 2018 #172

The judgment in this matter focused on the correct test that the court should apply when deciding whether to strike an entry from an account.

The claimant executors sought:

(1) a declaration that final estate accounts were in order; and

(2) directions to administer the estate accordingly.

The defendants raised objections to the accounts prepared by the executors, and in particular objected to 26 entries relating to legal services. The defendants asserted that, as beneficiaries, they had a right to assess whether such legal charges were re...

Daniel v Tee Neutral citation: [2016] EWHC 1538 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Autumn 2018 #173

The defendants were professional solicitor trustees of a trust established by the will of the claimants’ father. The claimants were the beneficiaries of the will trust, who were minors when their father died. The deceased’s will provided that the claimants’ shares would be held on trust for them until they turned 25, so the defendants invested the trust fund with the assistance of professional investment advice given by Taylor Young Investment Management Ltd (Taylor Young).

The claimants subsequently sought compensation from the trustees in the sum of £1,476,076 on the basis that ...