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Trusts of imperfect obligation

Wilde, D. (2022) Trusts of imperfect obligation. Trusts & Trustees, 28 (4). pp. 298-305. ISSN 1363-1780

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This article seeks to briefly examine what is known about the so-called ‘trusts of imperfect obligation’—valid non-charitable purpose trusts for monuments, animals, and (probably) religious ceremonies. In particular, it considers the suggestions sometimes made that the ‘Pettingall order’ provides an enforcement mechanism for them, or that they are really ‘powers’ misclassified as ‘trusts’.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:104970
Publisher:Oxford Academic


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