Commissioner of Stamp Duties of New South Wales v Perpetual Trustee Co Ltd: PC 1943

The Board consideerd the application of the retention of benefit rules. Lord Russell of Killowen said: ‘the entire exclusion of the donor from . . enjoyment which is contemplated . . is entire exclusion from . . enjoyment of the beneficial interest in property which has been given by the gift, and . . enjoyment by the donor of some beneficial interest therein which he has not included in the gift is not inconsistent with the entire exclusion from . . enjoyment which the sub-section requires.’
References: [1943] AC 425
Judges: Lord Russell of Killowen
Jurisdiction: Australia
This case cites:

  • Cited – Grey (Earl) v Attorney General HL 1900 ([1900] AC 124)
    The donor conveyed land to his son by way of gift but reserved an annual rentcharge during his life which was charged on the land conveyed and which his son covenanted to pay (together with the other liabilities of the donor), and retained the right . .

This case is cited by:

  • Approved – St Aubyn v Attorney General HL 12-Jul-1951 ([1952] AC 15, , [1951] UKHL 3, [1951] 2 All ER 473)
    The donor exercised powers of appointment ‘to make some part of the settled property his own’, and it was ‘wholly irrelevant that by a contemporaneous or later transaction he surrenders his life interest in other parts of it’. The different parts of . .
  • Cited – Ingram and Palmer-Tomkinson (Executors of the Estate of Lady Jane Lindsay Morgan Ingram Deceased) v Commissioners of Inland Revenue CA 28-Jul-1997 (Times 11-Sep-97, Gazette 10-Sep-97, , [1997] EWCA Civ 2212, [1997] 4 All ER 395, [1997] STC 1234)
    The deceased had first conveyed property to her solicitor. Leases back were then created in her favour, and then the freeholds were conveyed at her direction to her children and grandchildren. They were potentially exempt transfers.
    Held: . .
  • Cited – In re Nichols, deceased CA 2-Jan-1975 ([1975] 1 WLR 534)
    The father, Lord Nichols, gave property to his sons who then leased it back to him. On the father’s death the revenue claimed duty.
    Held: Goff LJ: ‘Having thus reviewed the authorities, we return to the question what was given, and we think . .

These lists may be incomplete.
Last Update: 22 September 2020; Ref: scu.223764