This appeal arises out of proceedings for ancillary relief following a divorce.
Ancient examples[ edit ] A possible early concept which later developed into what today is understood as a trust related to land.
An ancient king settlor grants property back to its previous owner beneficiary during his absence, supported by witness testimony trustee. In essence and in this case, the king, in place of the later state trustor and holder of assets at highest position issues ownership along with past proceeds to the original beneficiary: On the testimony of Gehazi the servant of Elisha that the woman was the owner of these lands, the king returns all her property to her.
From the fact that the king orders his eunuch to return to the woman all her property and the produce of her land from the time that she left This was created by later common law jurisdictions.
Personal trust law developed in England at the time of the Crusadesduring the 12th and 13th centuries. In medieval English trust law, the settlor was known as the feoffor to uses while the trustee was known as the feoffee to uses and the beneficiary was known as the cestui que use, or cestui que trust.
At the time, land ownership in England was based on the feudal system. When a landowner left England to fight in the Crusades, he conveyed ownership of his lands in his absence to manage the estate and pay and receive feudal dues, on the understanding that the ownership would be conveyed back on his return.
However, Crusaders often encountered refusal to hand over the property upon their return. Unfortunately for the Crusader, English common law did not recognize his claim.
As far as the King's courts were concerned, the land belonged to the trustee, who was under no obligation to return it. The Crusader had no legal claim.
The disgruntled Crusader would then petition the king, who would refer the matter to his Lord Chancellor. The Lord Chancellor could decide a case according to his conscience.
At this time, the principle of equity was born.
The Lord Chancellor would consider it "unconscionable" that the legal owner could go back on his word and deny the claims of the Crusader the "true" owner. Therefore, he would find in favour of the returning Crusader.
Over time, it became known that the Lord Chancellor's court the Court of Chancery would continually recognize the claim of a returning Crusader.
The legal owner would hold the land for the benefit of the original owner and would be compelled to convey it back to him when requested. The Crusader was the "beneficiary" and the acquaintance the "trustee".Four Step Process Law, Words | 10 Pages.
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