Rescission and substitute property:Bainbridge v Bainbridge [2016] EWHC 898 (Ch)

Abstract

One of the unresolved issues concerning equity’s jurisdiction to set aside dispositions for mistake is the nature of the proprietary consequences that ensue. The decision in Bainbridge v Bainbridge sheds further light on this important issue, but also illustrates that some important aspects concerning the application of rescission needs further clarification. The key issue concerned the rescission of a trust, where parts of the land had been sold by the trustees who had used the proceeds of sale to buy two new plots of land. Part of the reasoning used by Master Matthews relied upon authorities, developed in the context of fraudulently induced transfers of money, which requires careful consideration of the relationship between the principle in Pitt v Holt and unjust enrichment.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/tandt/ttw165
Divisions: Aston Business School > Law
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-12
Published Online Date: 2016-08-26
Accepted Date: 2016-07-26
Authors: Salmons, David ( 0000-0003-1703-2941)

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