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William Moffett

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Profile: Trusts

Experience and Expertise

William has experience in litigation and advisory work in all aspects of the law relating to trusts including their construction, identification of the proper objects and beneficiaries of trusts, rectification, exercise by the trustees of their powers and actions for breach of trust as well as recovery of trust property in the hands of fiduciaries and third parties.

He has also advised upon, and represented parties to, applications for the variation of trusts under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958.

William has particular expertise in trusts of land, common intention constructive trusts as well as constructive and resulting trusts in a commercial context.

William’s practice in this field frequently overlaps with his wills and estates work, which is covered separately here.



William is recommended for Traditional Chancery and Real Estate Litigation by Chambers UK and for Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Property Litigation by The Legal 500. Recent directory editorial includes:


Cases and Work of Note



William co-wrote, with Tom Dumont, an article on Green v Montagu (Re the Duchy of Manchester Settlements) (see above) in the Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal December 2011, no.132 p.5.

William Moffett
“Lauded for being thoughtful and thorough is all-round traditional chancery practitioner William Moffett. He is a born problem-solver with a loyal and diverse following, one of whose key strengths lies in his ability to pitch things well to clients.”

Chambers UK