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Challenging the exercise of power under a discretionary trust – On-demand

Course ID ID21026_WEP1

  • Online
  • 0.75
  • All
  • 0.75 CPD POINTS

This on-demand material was recorded in September 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

Two very important appellate decisions have been handed down on the topic of the exercise of powers under a discretionary trust.

This one-hour on-demand recording will explain the way in which these two cases provide guidance on the scope of trust powers and the importance of intention and good faith when ascertaining the validity of the exercise of a power.

The two cases discussed are:

  • Baba v Sheehan [2021] NSWCA 58
  • Mandie v Memart Nominees Pty Ltd [2020] VSCA 281

Facilitated by:

Cameron J Charnley, Barrister, Victorian Bar

At the end of this on-demand recording you will:

  • Receive a guidance on the scope of trust powers; and
  • Learn of the importance of intention and good faith when ascertaining the validity of the exercise of a power.

Practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not eligible to earn CPD points for this course.


Full Price $75.00

Alumni/Member Price $67.50


End date:

30 June 2022

Presenter biography

Cameron J CharnleyCameron J Charnley Barrister, Victorian Bar

Before coming to the Bar, Cameron was an associate to his Honour Judge Cosgrave in the Commercial Division of the County Court of Victoria. In that role, he gained experience in commercial litigation across a number of practice areas and assisted with legal research. Prior to that time, Cameron worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he advised Australian and foreign large business clients on a range of domestic and foreign income tax issues. His clients included Top 100 ASX listed companies in most industry sectors.

Cameron studied at the University of Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chinese Mandarin. He is also self-taught in Korean. As a result of these language studies, he possess basic conversational skills in both Korean and Mandarin as well as a strong awareness of the respective cultures.

Cameron is a reporter for the Victorian Reports, a publication of significant judgments handed down by the Supreme Court of Victoria and a valuable resource for legal practitioners. He has published articles and given papers on various developments in corporate and commercial law.

Cameron signed the Bar Roll in April 2015 and read with Christopher Archibald QC. His senior mentor is Paul Santamaria QC.

He is a member of the Australian Bar Association and the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, and sit on the Victorian Bar’s ADR Committee.


Claiming CPD Units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.

Mandatories covered

Substantive Law