Succession Act 1965

Appointment by personal representatives of trustees of infant's property.



57.(1) Where an infant is entitled to any share in the estate of a deceased person and there are no trustees of such share able and willing to act, the personal representatives of the deceased may appoint a trust corporation or any two or more persons (who may include the personal representatives or any of them or a trust corporation) to be trustees of such share for the infant and may execute such assurance or take such other action as may be necessary for vesting the share in the trustee so appointed. In default of appointment the personal representatives shall be trustees for the purposes of this section.

(2) On such appointment the personal representatives, as such, shall be discharged from all further liability in respect of the property vested in the trustees so appointed.


Modifications (not altering text):


Meaning of “infant” subjected to transitional provision (1.03.1985) by Age of Majority Act 1985 (2/1985), s. 7(1) and sch. para. 4.

Powers of Personal Representatives During Minority of Beneficiary

4. In the case of a beneficiary whose interest arises under a will or codicil made before the commencement of this Act or on the death before that date of an intestate, section 2 shall not affect the meaning of “infant” in sections 57 and 58 of the Succession Act, 1965.