The decision of the Board of the Privy Council in Grand View v Wong has given much greater prominence to the proper purpose rule in the context of the exercise by trustees of their powers. This article argues that, while the apparent desire of the Board to control abuse of trust arrangements is understandable, the judgment risks undermining trustee decision-making and encouraging litigation and unnecessary court applications.
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This article was originally published by Trusts & Trustees (Vol. 29, No. 4, 2023).
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