Rawstron and another (Executrices of the Estate of Lucian Freud) v Freud

Will – Construction of will. The daughter and former solicitor of Lucian Freud as the executrices of his will, contended that the will was subject to a secret trust. They sought a declaration that, by the will, they were absolutely entitled to the deceased's residuary estate. The defendant contended that the residuary estate had been given to the claimants to hold on trust and that the trust was a half secret trust. The Chancery Division, in allowing the claim, held that, on the true construction of the will, the claimants were absolutely entitled to the deceased's residuary estate.

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