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Breach of trust and fiduciary duty

A trustee is someone who is responsible for a trust. If they act (or fail to act) in a way that's not authorised by the trust or by the law, they may be liable for a claim against them. For instance, they may have distributed or invested assets in a way that was not permitted.

A breach of fiduciary duty may also have occurred, for instance, when a trustee profits from a trust, acts outside its powers or acts when there is a conflict of interests. These types of fiduciary duties are particularly common for directors of companies or executors of estates. We can help you understand the legal implications and bring your case to a satisfactory conclusion.

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