Armstrong v Armstrong & Sutherland  EWHC 2259 (Ch)
28 August 2019
Nick Pointon acted in a successful application for the construction and rectification of two standard form trusts of life assurance policies. The proforma trust instruments contained numerous omissions, including a failure to identify the duration of a power of appointment and the individuals to benefit in default of its exercise. The Court was satisfied as to the settlor’s intentions by virtue of a history of similar trusts, revealing a pattern of dispositive intent sufficient to warrant rectification.