UVJ and others v UVH and others and another  SGCA 49: judgment here; Supreme Court case summary here.
Significance: The Court of Appeal set out the law on account of profits and causation in claim against trustees and executors of a will and estate.
The case illustrates the possible course of action which beneficiaries of an estate may be able to take in holding executors / administrators of estates or wills to account, including for delay in providing information to the beneficiaries upon request and failing to distribute assets from the estate in a timely manner without good reasons.
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Significance: Singapore High Court holds a person who assumed responsibility over the well-being and financial affairs of another person who lacks mental capacity to be a fiduciary and imposed an equitable lien over a HDB flat purchased with monies taken from the person lacking mental capacity.
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Beyonics Technology Ltd v Goh Chan Peng  SGHC 120 – HC rules on causation for equitable compensation
Significance: in this murky area of the law of equity and trusts, Hoo Sheau Peng JC decided that the causation rule for awarding equitable compensation for breach of fiduciary duties involving the core fiduciary obligations of acting in the best interests of the principal would be the less strict approach taken by the Privy Council in the Brickenden v London Loan & Savings Co of Canada  3 DLR 465 (“Brickenden”) decision and discussed in previous SGHC decisions of Quality Assurance Management Asia Pte Ltd v Zhang Qing  3 SLR 631 (HC) (“Quality Assurance”) and Then Khek Koon v Arjun Permanad Samtani  1 SLR 245 (HC) (“Then Khek Koon”).
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