Trustee Act 1925

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The Trustee Act 1925 (c 19) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 9 April 1925, which codified and updated the regulation of trustees' powers and appointment. It accompanied the land reform legislation of the 1920s. It came into effect on 1 January 1926.



"An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to trustees in England and Wales." [1]

Section 61

There is a discretionary power available to the courts under this section which allows a trustee's personal liability for a breach of trust to be lifted if it appears to the court that the trustee "has acted honestly and reasonably, and ought fairly to be excused for the breach of trust and for omitting to obtain the directions of the court in the matter in which he committed such breach". The trustee could be relieved from personal liability "either wholly or partly". [2]

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  1. UK Legislation, Trustee Act 1925: Introductory Text, accessed 25 December 2020
  2. UK Legislation, Trustee Act 1925, section 61, accessed 25 December 2020

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