Cases: Equity & Trusts

Pirbright v Salwey [1896] W. N. 86

Pirbright v. Salwey [1896] W. N. 86 is an Equity and Trusts case. It concerns the validity of a trust.  Facts: In Pirbright v. Salwey [1896] W. N. 86, a trust was held for the purpose of maintaining graves ‘so as long as the law allows’.   Issue: Whether the trust was valid or not under…

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Re Abbotts Fund Trusts [1900] 2 Ch. 326

Also known as: Smith v Abbott  Re Abbotts Fund Trusts [1900] 2 Ch. 326 is an Equity and Trusts case. It concerns the validity of a trust.   Facts:  In Re Abbotts Fund Trusts [1900] 2 Ch. 326, in his will, Dr. Abbott left ample means for the support of his family, some of whom were…

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Gardner v Parker [1818] 56 E.R. 478

Gardner v Parker [1818] 56 E.R. 478 is an Equity and Trusts case. It concerns a gift made by Donatio Mortis Causa (DMC).  Facts:  In Gardner v Parker [1818] 56 E.R. 478, on his death bed, a settlor made a gift of a bond by saying ‘there, take that and keep it’. He died two…

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Re Wait [1927] 1 Ch. 606

Re Wait [1927] 1 Ch. 606 is an Equity and Trusts case. Furthermore, it concerns a trust rendered void due to uncertainty of subject matter.  Facts: In Re Wait [1927] 1 Ch. 606, W purchased 1,000 tons of wheat. The next day, he sold 500 tons of the bulk to a sub-purchaser (X). However, by…

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Re Gardner [1920] 2 Ch. 523

Also known as: Huey v Cunnington  Re Gardner [1920] 2 Ch. 523 is an Equity and Trusts case. It concerns the validity of a secret trust.  Facts: In Re Gardner [1920] 2 Ch. 523, by her will, a testatrix bequeathed all her real and personal estate to her husband for his use and benefit during…

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