| Commentary

54 The duty of care

| Commentary

54 The duty of care

Part I of the Trustee Act 2000 introduces the concept of the ‘duty of care’1, and sets out the standard of care and skill required of trustees and the occasions when it is relevant. The duty is to exercise such care and skill as is reasonable in the circumstances, bearing in mind the knowledge or experience which the individual trustee has, and in the case of a trustee acting in the course of a profession or business, the knowledge or experience that it is reasonable to expect of a person acting in the course of

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