Re Ramus  EWHC 2309 (Ch)
This case considered the following issues which commonly arise when assessing and litigating spousal claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”): (1) The adequacy of a defeasible life..
Trusts for children
This article considers some of the options available to a person who wishes to create a trust for a minor child. As a matter of general trust law, there is no difference between trusts for minors and trusts for adults. For most trusts, where the..
Overriding powers and charitable giving
In the modern age, it is a rare private or family trust that does not contain wide discretionary overriding powers. At the very least, unless expressly excluded, the trustees will have the statutory power to “pay or apply any capital money..