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If you need an expert in the law of trusts, you will find them on Solicitors Guru. Trust law can be complex, which is why we have selected the best in the field. (more...)

Trust law explained

There is no single agreed definition of a trust, but one that has been accepted by the courts is as follows:

'A trust is an equitable obligation, binding a person (who is called a trustee) to deal with property over which he has control (which is called the trust property), for the benefit of persons (who are called the beneficiaries), of whom he may himself be one, and any one of whom may enforce the obligation.'

Trusts can be set up for a variety of reasons, including:

  • to keep wealth and/or property within the family
  • to provide funds for the education of future generations
  • tax planning purposes
  • to restrict the beneficiaries access to their inheritance until they are of a certain age (i.e. trust funds)

In order for a settlor to create a private express trust, the following three certainties must be present:

  • certainty as to the intention of the settlor to create a trust (also known as certainty of words), the trust property being intended to be kept separate from other property of the trustee
  • certainty as to the property to which the trust is to attach (also known as certainty of subject matter)
  • certainty as to persons or 'objects' who are intended to benefit (also known as certainty of objects)

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Francis W R Piesse Languages: English Address: The Dove Pier, Lower Mall, London, Greater London, W6 9DJ, England Tel: 020 8748 0010 No reviews yet
Richard Jacklin & Co Languages: English Address: Fraser House Rumford Court, 8a Rumford Place, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9BY, England Tel: 0151 227 4253 No reviews yet
Devonshire Trustees Limited Languages: English Address: Rutland House, 148 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2JR, England No reviews yet
J C Woolley Languages: English Address: Albion Chambers, 1 West End, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 7LW, England Tel: 01406 423777 No reviews yet
M M E Brenninkmeyer Languages: Dutch Address: 180 Piccadilly, London, Greater London, W1J 9HF, England Tel: 020 7917 1897 No reviews yet
Lester Aldridge Trust Company Languages: English, French, Italian Address: Russell House, 31 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8EX, England Tel: 01202 786161 No reviews yet
Eyre & Co Languages: English Address: 866 Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, West Midlands, B8 2NG, England Tel: 0121 784 4722 No reviews yet
Watson Marshal Languages: English Address: 4 Castle Row, Horticultural Place, London, Greater London, W4 4JQ, England Tel: 020 8987 0100 No reviews yet
Heseltine Bray & Welsh Languages: English Address: 29 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2AL, England Tel: 01226 210777 No reviews yet
Woolley Beardsleys & Bosworth Languages: English Address: 29 Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UW, England Tel: 01509 212266 No reviews yet
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