What to consider when a trust is involved in legal action

PHIA VAN DER SPUY Phia van der Spuy is a Master Tax Practitioner (SA), a Trust and Estate Practitioner and the founder of Trusteeze, a professional trust practitioner.

ANY LEGAL action by a trust must be properly brought in the names of the trustees. Since a trust is not a person and cannot act, when litigation is initiated the action must be brought (or defended) by its trustees. Although it is desirable to cite the...

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