Requirements for a Valid Declaration of Trust: Ong v Ping [2017] EWCA Civ 2069


The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in Ong v Ping [2017] EWCA Civ 2069. The underlying dispute related to a house at 39 Sheldon Avenue, London N6 and its proceeds of sale. The Court of Appeal had to consider whether it was possible to infer from certain documents that, by signing a trust deed which left the ‘settled property’ blank, the settlor had evinced an intention to subject the house to its trusts.

Mark Warwick QC (appearing with Robert Ham QC) acted for the appellant.