Trust Quarterly Review

Trusts and the family business

Lesley Elrick, December 2012

Lesley Elrick TEP is a Partner in the Private Client and Family Office Group of Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, Solicitors in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Summary:

Hughes and others v Bourne and others

The English High Court case of Hughes and others v Bourne and others [2012] EWHC 2232 (Ch) (27 July 2012) will be of interest to many trust and estate practitioners, but it should be of special interest to those advising family businesses. This article concentrates on the lessons to learn for advisors to family businesses, rather than the technical legal issues that arose.

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