Professor Peter Jaffey cited in the Supreme Court

Leicester Law School professor, Peter Jaffey, was cited by the Supreme Court in February 2017 in a decision on trusts
Professor Peter Jaffey cited in the Supreme Court

Professor Peter Jaffey

On 1 February 2017, the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgement in Akers v Samba Financial Group [2017] UKSC 6, a complicated case arising from the insolvency of a Cayman Islands company and concerning shares in Saudi Arabian companies held on trust. In a discussion of the nature of a beneficiary's interest under a trust, Lord Mance referred to the views of various academic commentators including Peter Jaffey, and said:-

“A recent discussion of the pros and cons of each analysis appears by P Jaffey in  Explaining the Trust  (2015) 131 LQR 377. Jaffey concludes that, although a trust involves personal rights against the trustee, only a proprietary analysis explains satisfactorily those aspects which concern the beneficiary's position vis-à-vis third parties, such as the trustee's creditors and recipients of unauthorised transfers of trust property.”

Peter Jaffey is a member of Leicester Law School academic staff with teaching/research interests in company law and trusts. He has written two monographs and a number of articles in leading journals in the areas of restitution, trusts, remedies, private law theory, company law, and intellectual property. His areas of expertise for PhD research supervision are corporate law, corporate governance, trusts and equity, restitution and unjust enrichment, remedies, theory of contract, private property, private law, the common law and common law reasoning.

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