Washington Law Review


Professor Hallgring presents a detailed analysis of the proposed Uniform Trustees' Powers Act's impact on the fiduciary duties of loyalty, care, and non-delegation of discretionary powers. He emphasizes serious downgrading of fiduciary responsibility implicit in several provisions of the proposed act, particularly in the modern context of the large corporate fiduciary. Professor Hallgring concludes that, although many provisions of the act have merit, it does not sufficiently protect the beneficiary as presently drafted. He suggests, however, that amendments strengthening the standards of fiduciary responsibility could be incorporated into the act without destroying the benefits sought by its framers.

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