- Court considers whether oral statement created settlement of property (Hilton v Cosnier)
- What are the practical implications of this decision?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Private Client analysis: Mark Dubbery, barrister at Pump Court Chambers, examines the decision of the High Court in Hilton v Cosnier on whether a residential property which had been transferred to the respondent by her father but which he had previously said would go to his grandchildren was therefore, as a result of that oral statement, held on trust for them by the respondent.
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