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Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contracts - Estate Planning and Administration News

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Posted on: Mar 1, 2018

In a battle that dates back to the Medieval Ages, two bitter rivals are back at it again. The location of the latest bout is British Columbia’s Court of Appeal. Get your popcorn ready folks.

Trust law is out for blood, citing the duty to account and the rule in Saunders v. Vautier. The Law of Contracts has some heavy hitters in its corner: an agreement, contractual intention, and the legal concept of consideration. Let’s get one thing straight before we continue – there is no consideration or love lost between these two.

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