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…

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Beneficiary Secures Victory in Concealed Denial of Trust Claim

A beneficiary recently succeeded in a claim for breach of trust against his grandfather who, having declared that he held the beneficiary’s share as sub-trustee, continued to act as if he had retained the beneficial interest. The significance of the decision in Sheffield v Sheffield and others [2013] EWHC 3927 (Ch) is likely to be confined…