Re Dean (1889) 41 Ch D 552

Key point

  • A species of anomalous purpose trust for the maintenance of animals


  • A trust of £750 was created for the maintenance of the testator’s horses and hounds for fifty years if they lived that long
  • Any part remaining thereof of the £750 was to be dealt with on the discretion of trustees

North J

  • The trust is valid despite beneficiaries being animals unable to enforce the trust and it not being a charity