Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts, 12th Edition


Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts

Dec 2014
Hardback, CD-ROM

Written by James Kessler QC, Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts is a crucial guide to drafting and understanding will and trust documents.

The work offers a comprehensive selection of precedents to suit a wide range of trust requirements, and helps ensure the practitioner can make the best succession planning judgements through the use of the correct trust.


  • Covers the technical issues involved in drafting settlements and highlights common mistakes and traps
  • Explains the issues in drafting trusts and will trusts, the choices that have to be made and the matters that concern the settler and testator, supported by a range of examples
  • Contains a comprehensive range of precedents to suit a wide range of trust requirements, drafted in a straightforward and modern style
  • Discusses trust and will trust amendments required by the Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
  • Includes guidance on the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014
  • Coverage of the Finance Acts 2013 and 2014
  • Deals with significant case law, including Loring v Woodland Trust and Brooke v Purton on transferable nil rate bands
  • Written in an easy to understand style enabling the less experienced drafter to comprehend more complex issues
  • Additional precedents including administrative provisions for wills and trusts
  • Supplies all the precedents on an accompanying CD to speed drafting and compilation of documents
  • Includes Welsh language precedents