Re-thinking administrative unworkability in discretionary trusts

James Brown, Mark Pawlowski

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This article seeks to explain the current doctrine of administrative unworkability as it applies to discretionary trusts in the context of English trust law with a view to identifying some of its problems and suggesting a reframing of the doctrine in terms of economic viability in the light of modern information technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363
Number of pages368
JournalTrusts and Trustees
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2021

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Trusts and Trustees following peer review. The version of record James Brown, Mark Pawlowski, (2021), Re-thinking administrative unworkability in discretionary trusts, Trusts & Trustees, 27(5), pgs. 363-368 is available online at:


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