Is There a Presumption of Advancement?

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 39-66, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/20

29 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012  

Jamie Glister

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: April 2, 2012

Abstract

Resulting trusts developed from resulting uses, and a resulting use was only raised if there was no consideration and no declaration of use. Natural love and affection was good consideration and so would prevent a resulting use. Yet now it seems that the presumption of advancement merely rebuts a presumption of resulting trust, rather than preventing it from arising in the first place. The difference is important because it informs the way in which evidence is used by the party seeking to rebut the presumption. The theoretical point is also interesting, given equity’s position as a supplementary jurisdiction. This article argues that a return to the original position would be accurate as a matter of history, desirable as a matter of principle, and available as a matter of practice.

Keywords: presumption of advancement, presumption of resulting trust, trusts, resulting trusts, equity

JEL Classification: K10, K11, K30

Suggested Citation

Glister, Jamie, Is There a Presumption of Advancement? (April 2, 2012). Sydney Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 39-66, 2011; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2033485

Jamie Glister (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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