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Concepts of Trust

  • History of trust
  • Definitions - trust, author of the trust, trustee, beneficiary, trust property, beneficial interest, instrument of trust, breach of trust.
  • Comparison of trust with other
    • Trust and debt
    • Trust and bailment
    • Trust and Contract
    • Trust and mortgage
    • Trust and Agency
    • Trust and Ownership
  • Creation of trusts
  • Kinds of trusts
  • Who may become author, beneficiary and trustee
  • Public or charitable Trusts
  • Appointment, retirement and discharge of trustees
  • Duties and Liabilities of trustees
  • Rights and powers of trustees
  • Disabilities of trustees
  • Rights and Liabilities of the Beneficiary
  • Extinction of Trusts
  • Certain Obligations in the nature of trusts

Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Law

  • Consumer - Complaint by Trust is not maintainable as Trust is not a person and therefore not a consumer. 2017 (2) APEX COURT J 001 (S.C.)
  • Hopkins v Hopkins, (1739) 1 Atk 581: "It is the maxim of this Court that trust estates, which are the creatures of equity, shall be governed by the same rules as legal estates, in order to preserve the uniform rules of property".
  • Webb v Macpherson, (1903) 8 CWN 41 PC: In India, the cestui que trust cannot maintain as owner a suit for possession against trespasser, the ownership being vested in the trustee.

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