UKSC Decision Curtails Limitation Period for Secondary Liability Claims – Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria [2014] UKSC 10

The UK Supreme Court has decided (in a somewhat long judgment which is worth reading to appreciate some of its subtleties) that the indefinite limitation period for actions under s 21(1)(a) Limitation Act 1980 in cases of “any fraud or fraudulent breach of trust to which the trustee was party or privy” does not apply…

Advertisement

Guernsey Court Opens Door to Personal Liability for Trustees

The recent Guernsey decision in Investec Trust (Guernsey) Ltd & Bayeux Trustees Ltd v Glenalla Properties Ltd (2014) has far reaching consequences for Channel Island trustees administering foreign law trusts or entering into transactions not governed by the same law as their trust. As a matter of English law, trustees are personally liable to the…