Necessary Lives: reforming the rule against perpetuities

Pratt, Simon D (2021) Necessary Lives: reforming the rule against perpetuities. Trusts & Trustees . ISSN 1363-1780

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Abstract

The discussions in two preceding articles are now consolidated to help reformulate the Rule Against Perpetuities and to explain its search for a so-called measuring life in being. Here, it is argued that unsolved problems regarding the Effective Lives and Causal Connection hypotheses are overcome by applying Aristotelian and Avicennian ideas of necessary and proximate causation to Bractonian notions that valid conditions must be annexed to the limitation.

Keywords:Perpetuity law, Bracton, Conditionality, Lives in being, Annexation, Necessary and proximate causation
Subjects:M Law > M223 Property Law
M Law > M111 English Law
M Law > M240 Jurisprudence
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:46901
Deposited On:27 Oct 2021 09:32

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