Kerr v British Leyland (Staff Trustees) Ltd: 26 Mar 1986

In confirming that trustees did not have an uncontrolled discretion to determine whether the incapacity of a beneficiary of the trust was permanent, the Court held ‘Now this is not a case of trust where the beneficiaries are simply volunteers. The beneficiaries here are not volunteers. Their rights derive from contractual and commercial origins. They have purchased their rights as part of their terms of employment. Consistently with that, the power of the trustee to decline acceptance of the claim cannot be simply an uncontrolled discretion.’
Fox LJ
Unreported March 26, 1986
England and Wales
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AppliedStannard v Fisons Pension Trust Limited CA 1991
Fisons had sold their fertiliser division to Norsk Hydro. Acting on advice of actuaries and thinking that the fund was in deficit, the trustees made a transfer to a new fund to provide for pensions of transferring employees in accordance with a . .
CitedAMP (UK) Plc and Another v Barker and Others ChD 8-Dec-2000
The claimants were interested under a pension scheme. Alterations had been made, which the said had been in error, and they sought rectification to remove a link between early leaver benefits and incapacity benefits. The defendant trustees agreed . .

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Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.184586