Equity & Trusts Case Summaries

Equity and Trusts Cases

This page provides a list of cases cited in our equity and trusts lecture notes. It also provides links to case-notes and summaries.

(A)

  • Abbott v Abbott
  • Abrahams’ Will Trusts, Re
  • Adams, Re
  • Agip (Africa) Ltd v Jackson
  • AIB Group (UK) plc v Mark Redler and Co Solicitors
  • Air Jamaica Ltd v Charlton
  • Akers v Samba Financial Group
  • Akita Holdings v Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ali v Dinc
  • Ali v Khan
  • Allcard v Skinner
  • Allen, Re
  • Allfrey v Allfrey
  • Andrew’s Trusts, Re
  • Archibald v Alexander
  • Armitage v Nurse
  • Armory v Delamirie
  • Armstrong DLW GmbH v Winnington Networks Ltd
  • Ashcroft v Barnsdale and others
  • Astor’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Attorney General v Cocke
  • Attorney General for Hong Kong v Reid
  • Attorney General v Charity Commission

(B)

  • Baden (No 1), Re
  • Baden (No 2), Re
  • Baden v Société Général Pour Favoriser le Développement du Commerce et de l’Industrie en France
  • Bailey v Angove’s PTY Ltd
  • Ball’s Settlement, Re
  • Balls v Strutt
  • Banfield, Re
  • Bank of Credit and Commerce International (Overseas) Ltd (BCCI) v Akindele
  • Bank of Ireland v Jaffery
  • Banner Homes Group plc v Luff Development
  • Bannister v Bannister
  • Banque Belge pour l’Etranger v Hambrouck
  • Barlow’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Barnes v Phillips
  • Barclays Bank Ltd v Quistclose Investments Ltd
  • Barnes v Tomlinson
  • Bartlett v Barclays Bank Trust Co
  • Bateman’s WT, Re
  • Bathurst v Bathurst
  • Baynes Clarke v Corless
  • Beckett’s Settlement, Re
  • Beddoe, Re
  • Bell’s Indenture, Re
  • Beloved Wilke’s Charity
  • Benjamin, Re
  • Benner v Benner
  • Best, Re
  • Bhatt v Bhatt
  • Binions v Evans
  • Bishop v Bonham
  • Bishopsgate Investment Management Ltd v Maxwell
  • Bishopsgate v Homan
  • Blackwell v Blackwell
  • Blathwayt v Baron Cawley
  • Boardman v Phipps
  • Boles, Re
  • Boles and British Land Company’s Contract, Re
  • Bonham v David Fishwick
  • Boscawen v Bajwa
  • Bowden, Re
  • Bowes, Re
  • Bowman v Secular Society Ltd
  • Boyes, Re
  • Bray v Ford
  • Brinks Ltd v Abu-Saleh (No 3)
  • Bristol and West Building Society v Mothew
  • Brogden, Re
  • Brooks’ Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Brudenell-Bruce v Moore
  • Bucks Constabulary Widows’ and Orphans’ Fund Friendly Society, Re
  • Buggs v Buggs
  • Burns v Burns
  • Burton v Liden
  • Butlin’s Settlement Trusts, Re

(C)

  • Cadell v Palmer
  • Caffoor v Commissioners of Income Tax
  • Capethorn v Harris
  • Carl Zeiss v Herbert Smith
  • Carlton v Goodman
  • Catholic Car v Charity Commission
  • Challinor v Juliet Bellis & Co
  • Chapman, Re
  • Chapman v Chapman
  • Charity Commission v Framjee
  • Charter plc v City Index Ltd
  • Chase Manhattan Bank v Isreal-British Bank
  • Cherry Tree Investments Lts v Landmain Ltd
  • Chetwynd’s Settlement, Re
  • Chichester Diocesan Fund and Board of Finance v Simpson
  • Chillingworth v Chambers
  • Churchill, Re
  • Clayton’s Case
  • Clore’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Cochrane’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Cohen’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Collard’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Cole, Re
  • Collier v Collier
  • Commerzbank AG v IMB Morgan plc
  • Commissioners v HM Revenue & Customs v Trustees of the Peter Clay Discretionary Trust
  • Cooke v Head
  • Cooks’ Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Cooper v PRG Powerhouse
  • Cooper, Re [1939]
  • Conservative and Unionist Central Office v Burrell
  • Coulthurst, Re
  • Council of Law Report v Attorney General
  • Cowan v Scargill
  • Cox v Jones
  • Coxen, Re
  • Criterion properties plc v Stratford UK Properties LLC
  • Crossco No 4 Unlimited v Jolan Ltd
  • Cunnack v Edwards
  • Curley v Parkes
  • Culliford v Thorpe
  • Curran v Collins
  • Curtis v Pulbrook

(D)

  • Daniel v Tee
  • Daraydan Holdings Ltd v Solland Interiors Ltd
  • Davis v Jackson
  • Davis v Richards and Wallington Industries Ltd
  • Day v Royal College of Music
  • De Beer v Kanaar
  • de Bruyne v de Bruyne
  • Dean, Re
  • Dearle v Hall
  • Delamere’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Delius, Re
  • Denley’s Trust Deed, Re
  • Diggles, Re
  • Dingle v Turner
  • Diplock, Re
  • Dominion Student’s Hall Trust, Re
  • Douglas, Re
  • Downshire Settled Estates, Re
  • Drake v Whipp
  • Drew v Daniel
  • Druce’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Duke of Norfolk’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Dupree’s Trusts, Re
  • Dyer v Dyer
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(E)

  • Eagle Trust plc v SBC Securities Ltd
  • Earl of Berkeley, Re
  • Eastern Capital Futures Ltd (in liquidation), Re
  • Edge v Pensions Ombudsman
  • El Ajou v Dollar Land Holdings
  • Elanger v New Sombrero Phosphate Co
  • Eleftheriou v Costi
  • Ellenborough, Re
  • Endacott, Re
  • ET v JP [2018]
  • Evans, Re
  • Eves v Eves
  • EVTR, Re

(F)

  • Fairstate v General Enterprise & Management
  • Faizi v Tahir
  • Faraker, Re
  • Farrar v Miller
  • Federal Republic of Brazil v Durant International Corporation
  • FHR European Ventures v Cedar Capital Partners
  • FHR European Ventures LLP v Mankarious
  • Finger’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Privalov
  • First City Monument Bank plc v Zumax Nigeria Ltd
  • First Subsea Ltd v Balltec Ltd
  • Flower’s Settlements Trusts, Re
  • Foskett v McKeown
  • Foster v Spencer
  • Fowkes v Pascoe
  • Fowler v Barron
  • Freedman v Freedman
  • Fry (deceased), Re
  • Futter v HMRC Commissioners

(G)

  • Gallarotti v Sebastinelli
  • Gardom, Re
  • Gartside v IRC
  • Gascoigne v Gascoigne
  • Gaspar v Zaleski
  • Geary v Rankine
  • Geering, Re
  • Gelber v Sunderland Foundation
  • Generator Developments Ltd v Lidl UK GmbH
  • Gibbon v Mitchell
  • Gilbert’s Case
  • Gillet v Holt
  • Gillingham Bus Disaster Fund, Re
  • Gilmour v Coats
  • Gisborne v Gisborne
  • GKN Bolts and Nuts Sports and Social Club, Re
  • Gissing v Gissing
  • Golay, Re
  • Goldcorp Exchange Ltd (in receivership), Re
  • Goldworthy v Brickell
  • Gonin, Re
  • Goodman v Gallant
  • Goulding v James
  • Graham-York v York
  • Grant v Edwards
  • Grants Will Trusts, Re
  • Green’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Grove-Grady, Re
  • Guild, Re
  • Guiness’s Settlement, Re
  • Gulbenkian’s Settlement, Re

(H)

  • Halifax Building Society v Thomas
  • Hallet’s Estate, Re
  • Hammond v Mitchell
  • Hammond v Osborn
  • Hanchett-Stamford v HM Attorney General
  • Harari’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Harries v Church Commissioners for England
  • Harrison-Mills v Public Trustee
  • Harwood, Re
  • Hay’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Hayim v Citibank
  • Head v Gould
  • Henderson, Re
  • Herbert v Doyle
  • Hetherington, Re
  • Hillsdown Holdings plc v Pensions Ombudsman
  • Hodgson v Marks
  • Holder v Holder
  • Holman v Howes
  • Holmden’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Holt’s Settlement, Re
  • Holtam v Holtam
  • Horley Town Football Club, Re
  • Hulbert v Avens
  • Hunter v Moss
  • Hussey v Palmer

(I)

  • Income Tax Commissioners v Pemsel
  • Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales v Attorney General
  • Independent Schools Council v Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • Industrial Development Consultants v Cooley
  • IRC v Baddeley
  • IRC v Bernstein
  • IRC v Broadway Cottages Trust
  • IRC v McMullen

(J)

  • Jaffa v The Taylor Gallery
  • Jaggard v Sawyer,
  • James, Re
  • James v Thomas
  • JD Wetherspoon plc v Van de Berg
  • Jeffry v Gretton and Russell
  • Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG
  • Johnson, Re
  • Jones & Sons (a firm) v Jones
  • Jones v Kernott
  • Jones v Lock
  • Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust Housing Association Ltd v Attorney General

(K)

  • Kahrmann v Harrison-Morgan
  • Kayford Ltd, Re
  • Kearns Brothers Ltd v Hova Developments
  • Keech v Sandford
  • Keeling v Keeling
  • Keen, Re [1937]
  • Kelly v Cooper
  • Keene v Wellcom London Ltd
  • Kensington Mortgage Co Ltd v Mallon
  • Khaira v Shergill
  • Khoo Tek Keon v Chen Joo Tuan Neoh
  • Kinane v Mackie-Conteh
  • King, Re
  • King v Dubrey
  • Kings v Bultitude
    • Knight v Knight
  • Knights v Wiffen
  • Knocker v Youle
  • Koettgen, Re
  • Kolb’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Kyriakides v Pippas

(L)

  • Lambe v Eames
  • Laskar v Laskar
  • Last, Re
  • Lawie v Lawie
  • Le Foe v Le Foe
  • Leahy v Attorney General for New South Wales
  • Leahy, Re
  • Lee v Haley
  • Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v Lehman Brothers Finance
  • Lemann’s Trust, Re
  • Letterstedt v Broers
  • Lipinski, Re
  • Lipkin Gorman v Karpnale Ltd
  • Lister & Co v Stubbs
  • Lloyds Bank Ltd v Bundy
  • Lloyds Bank plc v Rosset
  • Locker’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Lohia v Lohie
  • London & Regional Investments Ltd v TBI plc
  • London Allied Holdings Ltd v Lee
  • London Wine Co (Shippers) Ltd, Re
  • Londonderry, Re
  • Lonhro plc v Fayed (No 2)
  • Lord and Fullerton’s Contract, Re
  • Lord Strathcona Steamship Co v Dominion Coal Co Ltd
  • Lucas, Re
  • Lucian Freud (Deceased), In Re
  • Luke v South Kensington Hotel
  • Luxor (Eastbourne) Ltd v Cooper
  • Lysaght, Re
  • Lyus v Prowsa Developments Ltd

(M)

  • M v H [2016]
  • Mair, Re
  • Malayan Credit v Jack Chia
  • Mallott v Wilson
  • Mara v Browne
  • Margaretta Ltd, Re
  • Marr v Collie
  • Marsden v Regan
  • Mascall v Mascall
  • Matchmove Ltd v Dowding
  • May’s Will Trusts, Re
  • McArdle, Re
  • McCormick v Grogan
  • McGeorge, Re
  • McKenzie v McKenzie
  • McPhail v Doulton (No 1)
  • Medlock, Re
  • Medsted Associates v Canaccord Genuity
  • Mettoy v Evans
  • Midland Bank plc v Cooke
  • Midland v Dobson
  • Milroy v Lord
  • Molyneux v Fletcher
  • Moncrieff’s Settlement Trust, Re
  • Montagu’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Montford v Cadogan
  • Montrose Investment Ltd v Orion Nominees Ltd
  • Morice v Bishop of Durham
  • Morris v Morris
  • Mortgage Corporation v Shaire
  • Mortgage Express Ltd v Lambert
  • Moxon’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Mulholland Wills Trust, Re
  • Mundy v Brown
  • Munt v Beasley
  • Murad v Al-Saraj
  • Muschinski v Dodds
  • Musset v Bingle
  • Musson v Bonner

(N)

  • Nationwide Building Society v Various Solicitors
  • Neale v Willis
  • Nestle v National Westminster Bank
  • Neville Estates v Madden
  • New, Re
    • New Zealand Netherlands Society v Kuys
    • Newman v Clarke
  • News Group Newspapers Ltd v SOGAT 1982
  • Nocton v Lord Ashburton

(O)

  • O’Rourke v Darbishire
  • O’Sullivan v MAM Ltd
  • Oatway, Re
  • Oliver,
    Re
  • Ong v Ping
  • Oppenheim v Tobacco Securities Trust Co Ltd
  • Orr-Ewing v Orr-Ewing
  • Osoba, Re
  • OT Computers v First National Tricity Finance Ltd
  • Ottaway v Norman
  • Overend, Gurney & Co v Gurney
  • Oxley v Hiscock

(P)

  • Pallant v Morgan
  • Palmer v Emerson
  • Pankhania v Chandegra
  • Papadimitriou v Crédit Agricole Corporation and Investment Bank
  • Paragon Finance plc v DB Thakerar & Co
  • Parker v McKenna
  • Parker-Tweedale v Dunbar Bank plc
  • Parr v Keystone Healthcare Ltd
  • Paul v Constance
  • Pauling’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Peczenik’s Settlement, Re
  • Peggs v Lamb
  • Pennington v Waine
  • Pettigrew v Edwards
  • Pettingall v Pettingall
  • Pettitt v Pettitt
  • Pilcher v Rawlins
  • Pilkington v IRC
  • Pillmoor v Miah
  • Pinion, Re
  • Pink v Lawrence
  • Pitt v HMRC Commissioners
  • Pitt v Holt
  • Plumtree, Re
  • Polly Peck International (No 2), Re
  • Postlethwaite, Re
  • PT Berlin Laju Tanker TBK v Nuse Shipping Ltd
  • Public Trustee v Cooper
  • Pullan v Wilson

(R)

  • R (Independent Schools Council) v Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • R v District Auditor ex parte West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council
  • R v Lewisham LBC ex parte Shell UK Ltd
  • Rabin v Gerson
  • Racal Group Serves Ltd v Ashmore
  • Rafferty v Philp
  • Ralli’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Ransome, Re
  • Rawstron v Freud
  • Raza v Chaudhary
  • Rech’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Recher’s, Re
  • Rakusen v Ellis Munday & Clarke
  • Regal (Hastings) Ltd v Gulliver
  • Remnant’s Settlement Trust, Re
  • Rhodes v Bate
  • Ridgwell v Ridgwell
  • Riverlate Properties v Paul
  • Roberts and Co Ltd v Leicestershire
  • Rochefoucauld v Boustead
  • Roome v Edwards
  • Roscoe v Winder
  • Rose, Re
  • Rosenthal (deceased), Re
  • Rowan v Dann
  • Rowe v Prance
  • Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd v Tan
  • Royal Choral Society v IRC
  • Russell-Cooke Trust Co v Prentis
  • Rymer, Re

(S)

  • Salusbury v Denton
  • Sander’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Santander UK v RA Legal Solicitors
  • Sargeant v National Westminster Bank
  • Saunders v Vautier
  • Scott (deceased), Re
  • Scarisbrick, Re
  • Scottish Burial Reform and Cremation Society Ltd v Glasgow Corp
  • Segelman (deceased), Re
  • Selangor United Rubber Estates Ltd v Cradock (a bankrupt) (No 3)
  • Sen v Headly
  • Shah v Shah
  • Sharpe (a bankrupt), Re
  • Shaw, Re
  • Shephard v Cartwright
  • Shepherd v Mouls
  • Simpson v Simpson
  • Simpson (Trustee of the East Berkshire Sports Foundation) v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
  • Singha v Heer
  • Slevin, Re
  • Smith v Bottomley
  • Snowden, Re
  • Southgate v Sutton
  • Space Investments Ltd v Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Trust Co
  • Speight, Re
  • Speight v Gaunt
  • Spence, Re
  • Sprange v Barnard
  • Spread Trustee Company Ltd v Hutcheson
  • Springette v Defoe
  • Stack v Dowden
  • Stephenson v Stephenson
  • Stewart, Re
  • Strong v Bird
  • Suffer’s Settlement, Re
  • Sutton, Re

(T)

  • T Choithram International SA v Pagarani
  • T’s Settlement, Re
  • Talbot v Marshfield
  • Target Holdings Ltd v Redferns
  • Tartsinis v Navona Management Co
  • Taylor v Russel
  • Tempest, Re
  • Tepper’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Thompson v Hurst
  • Thompson, Re
  • Thompson’s, Re (1986)
  • Thornton v Howe
  • Tinker’s Settlement, Re
  • Towler’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Towndrow, Re
  • Trendtex Trading Corporation v Suisse
  • Tribe v Tribe
  • Tuck’s Settlement Trusts, Re
  • Turkington, Re
  • Turner’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Turner v Turner
  • Tuthill v Equine FX Ltd
  • Twinsectra Ltd v Yardley
  • Tyler, Re

(U)

  • Ullah v Ullah
  • United Bank of Kuwait v Sahib
  • United Pan-Europe Communications NV v Deutsche Bank AG
  • Universe Tankships Inc of Monrovia v ITWF
  • University of London v Prag

(V)

  • Vajpeyi v Yusaf
  • Van Gruisen’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Vandervell’s Trusts (No 1), Re
  • Vandervell’s Trusts (No 2), Re
  • Vandervell v IRC
  • Varsani v Jesani
  • Vernon’s Will Trusts, Re
  • Vinogradoff, Re

(W)

  • Walker, Re
  • Wallgrave v Tebbs
  • Waterman’s Will Trust, Re
  • Wayling v Jones
  • Wedgewood, Re
  • Weir Hospital, Re
  • West Sussex Constabulary’s Widows, Children and Benevolent (1930) Fund Trusts, Re
  • Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale v Islington LBC
  • Weston, Re
  • Weston’s Settlements, Re
  • Wheeler, Re
  • White, Re (1987)
  • Whiteley, Re
  • Whittaker v Kinnear
  • Widows v Friends of the Clergy Corporation
  • Wight v Olswang
  • Wilkes v Allington
  • Wilkins v Hoggs
  • William Denby Sick and Benevolent Fund, Re
  • Williams v Barton
  • Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Williams v Scott
  • Wills Will Trusts, Re
  • Wilson, Re
  • Winkworth v Edward Baron Development
  • Wodzicki v Wodzicki
  • Wood, Re
  • Wright v Gater
  • Wright v Morgan
  • Wyndham v Egremont
  • Wyvern Development Ltd, Re

(X)

  • X v A [2006]

(Y)

  • Yeap Cheah Neo v Ong Chen Neo
  • Young, Re [1951]