Willis v Willis [2016] NSWSC 1546 is of interest as it arises out of a substantial trust established with proceeds of medical negligence proceedings arising from injuries suffered by a child in infancy.

The court considered evidence that the trustee had misappropriated trust property and otherwise not acted in the interests of the beneficiaries (her daughters). The father of the daughters had died later the girls were removed from  their mother’s care in October 2014 by the South Australian Child Protection Services. She did not appear in opposition to the orders sought.

The court made an order that the defendant be removed as trustee and a new trustee be appointed.

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