13 September 2019

Bermuda Court exercises inherent jurisdiction to appoint protectors

In the matter of the H Trust [2019] SC (Bda) 27 Com (30 April 2019), the Supreme Court of Bermuda delivered an important judgment in which it exercised its inherent supervisory powers over trusts to appoint protectors.

Here, Carey Olsen Bermuda's Keith Robinson and Ashley Fife explain how the court, in its decision, also reaffirmed the wide breadth of the court’s jurisdiction under section 47 of the Trustee Act 1975 (‘section 47’) to grant powers to trustees to vary trusts when it is satisfied it is ‘expedient’ to do so.

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The full article is available to read in Trusts & Trustees - the leading international journal on trust law and practice, and the official journal of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (available via the Oxford Academic website).

 

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