Parent Fiduciary Breach

(2020) 26 Trusts & Trustees 924

Posted: 1 Apr 2021

Date Written: January 30, 2021


Parents who serve as trustees, and solicitors who draft trusts that involve family relations, may need to address whether parents are free to entertain conflicts and benefits that may be attributable to parent status. I discuss in broad terms the kinds of conflicts and benefits that normally should not be objectionable. The definitive consideration is the social definition of when parent access is a limited access.

Keywords: parent, fiduciary duty to child

Suggested Citation

Flannigan, Robert, Parent Fiduciary Breach (January 30, 2021). (2020) 26 Trusts & Trustees 924, Available at SSRN:

Robert Flannigan (Contact Author)

University of Saskatchewan ( email )

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A6
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306-966-5900 (Fax)

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