James Saunders on Crowden v Aldridge and deeds of variation

02 Aug 2019

James Saunders, second six pupil at New Square Chambers, analyses deeds of variation in his recent article for Trusts & Trustees.



“Deeds of variation are often utilised in practice but the manner in which they operate remains obscure. Jonathan Sumption QC’s 1993 decision in Crowden v Aldridge attempted to shed light on the topic but has remained largely untouched ever since. This article reanalyses testamentary variations in order to clarify their mode of operation, essential requirements and broad utility.”


Click here to view article online (requires Oxford Academic account)

James' article will be published in hard copy in the September issue of Trusts & Trustees.



James Saunders