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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to put the reforms made to perpetuity and accumulations made by the PAA 2009 into context, looking at the history of the common law rules and their modification by the more liberal regime introduced by the PAA 1964.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the context in which the current legislation takes effect;
  • Know how the new legislation will affect private client practitioners going forward;
  • Be aware of the historic rules against perpetuity and accumulations and how they will still remain relevant for practitioners.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Perpetuity & Accumulations Act 2009;
  • Perpetuity & Accumulations Act 1964;
  • Law of Property Act 1925;
  • Accumulations Act 1800 ("Thellusson's Act");
  • Thellusson v. Woodford, 1798, 4 Vesey, 237.

This podcast is about the recent changes to the law of perpetuity and accumulations in trusts and wills. The law in this area has a long history and has been recently overhauled by the Perpetuity and Accumulations Act 2009.

Podcast added: 28/05/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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