Simon Pratt, ‘Necessary lives: reformulating the rule against perpetuities’

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.

Simon D Pratt, Necessary lives: reformulating the rule against perpetuities, Trusts and Trustees, Published: 26 November 2021.

First posted 2021-12-01 09:50:40

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