Morley v Morley

Morley v Morley (1678) 22 ER 817 is an English trusts law case, concerning the duty of care owed by a trustee.

Morley v Morley
CourtCourt of Chancery
Citation(s)(1678) 22 ER 817
Trusts, theft, duty of care


A trust fund was the victim of a robbery, and £40 of gold was taken.[1]


Lord Nottingham LC held that a trustee could not be liable if £40 of the trust fund's gold was robbed, so long as he otherwise performed his duties.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Saxton, N. (1836). Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey. E. Sanderson.