Re George Whichelow Ltd; Bradshaw v Orpen: 1953

A mother had left shares her in a company to three daughters for life with remainder to their children who should attain 21. The three daughters and their children directed the trustees to appoint the eldest of the daughters as their proxy, or to vote in a certain way on the resolutions at the meeting of the company. The trustees declined stating that they would use their votes in accordance with their discretion. The beneficiaries applied to court to direct the trustees to comply with their directions.
Held: The court refused the application.
References: [1954] 1 WLR 5, [1953] 2 All ER 1558
Judges: Upjohn J
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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.223770