Payne Hicks Beach successfully acts for trustees in ‘landmark’ trust law decision

News Team, 12/04/2021

The England and Wales Courts have examined the use of the statutory power of advancement under section 32 of the Trustee Act 1925.

The recently decided judgment of Womble Bond Dickinson (Trust Corporation) Limited & ors v Glenn & ors [2021] offered a rare examination of a fundamental piece of legislation for trustees nearly 100 years since its introduction.

Jessica Henson and Charlotte Henshall, partner and associate and trusts litigation lawyers at London law firm Payne Hicks Beach, acted for the trustees, alongside Penelope Reed QC in their successful application.

The trust law decision demonstrated ...

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