*Bagum v Hafiz and another

Trust and trustee – Disposal of trust assets. A family dispute had arisen over a trust in a property which was held in beneficial shares and the judge ordered that the first defendant was to have the opportunity to buy the property otherwise it would be put for sale on the open market. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the judge had been correct with regard to the ambit of her jurisdiction under ss 14 and 15 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and had exercised her discretion correctly.

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