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Trustees, seek help and don’t dig in your heels!

Two recent High Court cases provide examples of two different methods of removing trustees. In both cases, the trustees were failing to, or refusing to, administer a trust. In both cases, the trustees were not represented in court, and were removed by the court with costs ordered against them. Sadly, both cases involved relationship breakdown between close family members over the administration of a will trust. Together the cases demonstrate the risk to a trustee or executor of “digging in their heels” when there is a disagreement.

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