ABC v KJL [2019] EWHC 2416 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2019

1. ABC

2. DEF

3. GHI




The claimants were the trustees of a number of trusts relating to an English estate, including a fund created by an appointment in 1978 (the T fund). The claim was for rectification or alternatively rescission of a deed of appointment made in 2010 relating to a sub-fund of the T fund. The defendant was the beneficiary of the relevant sub-fund. He did not oppose the claim. HMRC were aware of the proceedings but chose not to take part other than to request that certain authorities be considered by the court.

Counsel details

Francis Barlow QC (Ten Old Square, Lincoln ‘s Inn, London, WC2A 3SU, Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 0758, e-mail: and Matthew Smith (Maitland Chambers, 7 Stone Buildings, Lincoln ‘s Inn, London, WC2A 3SZ, Tel: +44 (0)20 7406 1200, e-mail: instructed by Michelmores LLP (12th floor, 6 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF, Tel: +44 (0)20 7659 7660) for the claimants.

Alexander Drapkin (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln ‘s Inn, London, WC2A 3XT, Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 8102, e-mail: instructed by Adams and Remers LLP (Commonwealth House, 55-58 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JH, Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3600, e-mail: for the defendant.

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