Ramus v Holt makes for very interesting reading, the article below is a great summary. Husband and Wife, both wealthy. Rather staggeringly, Mrs Ramus, with some £1.6m in assets and a pension income, claims that the income from the life interest would be insufficient to meet her needs.

The Court found that even upon a notional divorce check, she would not have received more than her existing assets of £1.6m. It was thought that the real rationale behind the claim was the personality clash with the Trustees, and a lack of confidence that they would administer the trust in her interests. There is no jurisdiction for removal of trustees under the Act, therefore the claim was dismissed.

One would envisage that this failed claim cost Mrs Ramus enormous sums of money. But - she has made her point to the trustees that she would not hesitate to litigate should they step out of line.