The Reports contain all the cases decided in the Cayman Islands courts in the past 45 years on BANKING, COMPANIES, CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS, CONFLICT OF LAWS, CONTRACT, MORTGAGES and TRUSTS. The Reports are published by Law Reports International, based in Oxford. All volumes and data can be obtained from Dr Alan Milner at Trinity College, Oxford, UK.
Cayman Islands Law Reports - Coverage of the decisions of the Grand Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.
1952 - 1996
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TRUSTS Appointment of trustees application by administrator on intestacy administrator of intestate's estate before 1955 not vested with title to deceased's real property but since devolution creates settlement under Settled Land Law (Jamaica, cap. 355), s.2(1), may seek court appointment as trustee under s.44(1): Powery v. Powery (C.A.)........(vol. 1952 - 79, p. 52) Beneficiaries "benefit" to beneficiary. See Variation children illegitimate child or issue claiming through illegitimate line not to be treated as beneficiary within meaning of words "child" or "issue" - common law construction applicable in Cayman Islands - unless displaced by express words or particular circumstances - wider implications to be considered, particularly effect on other families entitled to assume common law construction: RHB Trust Co. Ltd. v. Butlin (Grand Ct.) ........(vol. 1992 - 93, p. 219) joinder as defendant to summons for directions beneficiary to be joined as defendant if summons seeks directions for proceedings against him - not normally to be provided with evidence or allowed to attend hearing - general rule flexible according to circumstances: In re Ojjeh Trust (Grand Ct.)........(vol. 1992 - 93, p. 348) rights right to costs - no pre-emptive order for costs of action challenging bona fides of trustee if (a) beneficiary not acting on behalf of all beneficiaries; (b) not suing for disinterested reasons; (c) order not necessary to ensure proper representation of all interests, or because beneficiary lacks funds - order for costs made after event if proceedings later shown to be for benefit of trust: Lemos v. Coutts & Co. (Cayman) Ltd. (C.A.) .......(vol. 1992 - 93, p. 460) right to costs - under Trusts Law (Revised), s.45 beneficiaries may be awarded costs of participation in trustees' summons for directions on indemnity basis from trust fund if incurred for benefit of trust or beneficiary participates with legitimate expectation of award of costs: In re Ojjeh Trust (Grand Ct.).......(vol. 1994 - 95, p.118) right to disclosure of accounts - court may grant limited disclosure of accounts in action against trustee on condition that used only in Cayman action if evident that beneficiary fishing for information to assist foreign action challenging trust: Lemos v. Coutts & Co. (Cayman) Ltd. (C.A.)........ (vol. 1992 - 93, p. 460) right to disclosure of trust information - beneficiary making case for detailed information of companies belonging to trust to specify documents and to undertake not to copy or disclose except to advisors - court may order disclosure if no valid objection by trustees, directors or other beneficiaries: In re Ojjeh Trust (Grand Ct.)........ (vol. 1992 - 93, p. 348) right to inspect trust documents - based on qualified proprietary right in trust assets - may inspect and copy essential trust documents but no automatic right to details of companies owned by trust - may make special case for disclosure: In re Ojjeh Trust (Grand Ct.).......(vol. 1992 - 93, p. 348) right to inspect trust documents - beneficiaries entitled to inspect and copy deeds of appointment referred to in trustees' affidavits to be certain of identities of trustees and other beneficiaries - similarly entitled to inspect letters of wishes referred to in affidavits to ascertain terms of trust: Lemos v. Coutts & Co. (Cayman) Ltd. (Grand Ct.)..........(vol. 1992 - 93, p. 5)