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When Business Agreements Masquerade as Trusts

Trusts are tricky – they can arise in circumstances where none of the parties involved ever use the word “trust.” There is good reason for this; often the settlor of the trust and the trustee are laypeople who can describe the type of relationship they wish to create, but are…

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It is Not My Deed: How a Party Can Void a Trust Agreement

One way for a party to set aside a trust agreement is by arguing that the settlor of a trust made a mistake about the trust. The concept, often found in contract law, is known as non est factum (note that a trust deed can be seen as a contract). The doctrine applies where…

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