Private trust companies: a future for derivative claims?

8 March 2011

This article by Elizabeth Weaver looks at how the use of a private trust company may affect the legal remedies available to a beneficiary who wishes to complain about the conduct of the trustee or some aspect of the administration of the trust. In particular, it considers whether action can be taken directly against a director of a private trust company-the so-called ‘dog leg’ claim-and the impact of the 2008 decision in Gregson v HAE Trustees.

The article appeared in “Trusts and Trustees: Oxford Journals” in March 2011.