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S X being a ‘fiduciary’ has a mere power to appoint but he still has fiduciary responsibilities. A, B and C cannot terminate the power under Saunders v Vautier as they are not beneficiaries nor are they collectively entitled to the property. As this is a mere power with the donee (X) being a fiduciary being, can the objects of the power compel the trustee to exercise it? Case: Re Hay’s Settlement Trusts (1982) The only rights of the objects under a mere power where the donee is a fiduciary is that they can compel the fiduciary to periodically consider: s whether to exercise it or not.

Distinguishing a failure of appointment from a mere substitutional gift (known as a failure of appointees (beneficiaries)) s If a beneficiary of a testamentary gift predeceases the donor the gift is lost and goes into residue. 2 THE TRUST AND OTHER CONCEPTS Remember: do not confuse this with a discretionary trust – the discretion must be exercised. THE TRUST AND OTHER CONCEPTS 24 s It is common to put substitutional gifts in wills so if the beneficiary predeceases the testator the gift does not go into the residue but goes to whomever the testator directs.

1 Express trusts Express trusts tend to be divided into the fixed trust and the discretionary trust; however, there is a hybrid category called the ‘protective trust’. 1 Fixed trusts It is the share that is fixed. Each beneficiary has an identifiable ‘fixed’ share and the trustees have no discretion to alter this share. ’ Are the above gifts held on a fixed trust? s The first gift is a fixed trust as it is to be divided equally. If it is now in operation the shares are said to be vested; they are complete as the children need not do anything or fulfil an obligation or condition.

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