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Court considers whether oral statement created settlement of property (Hilton v Cosnier)

Court considers whether oral statement created settlement of property (Hilton v Cosnier)
Published on: 05 February 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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