19th May 2015
Before: Judge Hodge QC Citation:  EWHC 2699 This application under the Variation of Trust Act 1958 relates to four family settlements. The first two of those settlements, dated 20 June 1932 and 1 September 1950, were made by the first defendant’s late father. The third and fourth settlements are discretionary settlements made in 1996 by the first defendant […]
10th May 2015
Before: Mrs Justice Proudman Citation:  EWHC 1457 (Ch) Equitable mistake concerning trusts; difference between ignorance, mistake and disappointed expectations. Matthew Slater (instructed by the Solicitor and General Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs) for the Fifth Defendant. Click here to read more.
6th May 2015
Before: Lord Justice Jackson, Lady Justice Black and Sir David Keene Citation:  EWCA Civ 447; WTLR 1039,  Fam Law 773 (at first instance AB v CB  2 FLR 25 This is an appeal brought by the trustees of a post-nuptial settlement (“the trustees”) against an order of Mostyn J, made on 25 […]
1st May 2015
Derivatives – Warren Buffet’s “Weapons of Mass Destruction” – continue to preoccupy European courts. In this article Professor Julian Roberts considers a recent Supreme Court decision which calls into question the approach launched in Ille Papier v Deutsche Bank. Click here to read more.