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(p. 508) 23. Breach of Trust 

(p. 508) 23. Breach of Trust
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(p. 508) 23. Breach of Trust
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Philip H Pettit

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10.1093/he/9780199694952.003.0023
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date: 22 February 2020

This chapter examines the consequence of a breach of trust committed by a trustee. It discusses the personal liability of trustees to beneficiaries in case of a breach of trust and the measure of compensation payable where their claim succeeds. The chapter explains the liabilities of trustees inter se and some of the defences they may use in claims against them, which include exemption clauses, consent or concurrence of the cestui que trust, and the limitation of actions under the Limitation Act 1980. It also considers the criminal liability of trustees.

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