An Introduction to Trusts Law

An Introduction to Trusts Law

Welcome to Private Trusts Direct.

We hope you will join us on a journey of discovery, a journey to help you learn a system of law that others have used for centuries to protect their wealth for their futures and future generations.

To begin your journey, we would like you to start by gaining a basic comprehension of how the artificial construct of this system of law has been founded, evolved and then set in to agreed precedents that are recognised in a court of law.

We don’t have private security or armies to protect our wealth, so we are going to use the same system the wealthy have used for hundreds of years, an agreed set of principles that gives us access to using their enforcement to protect our assets.

The word “private” comes from the Latin word “privatus,” which is the past participle of “privare.” “Privare” means “to deprive” or “to release from” and is related to “privus,” meaning “single” or “individual.”

The sense of being apart from the state or a community, being set aside for personal use, or being separate or secluded has persisted in the word “private.” Over time, this Latin root passed into Old French as “privé” and then entered Middle English as “private.”

Let us begin…..

  1. What is Equity?
  2. The Origins of Trusts
  3. How do Trusts Protect our Interest in our Property?
  4. Why is Ownership Dangerous?
  5. What is the Difference Between a Public Trust and a Private Trust?
  6. Trust Enforcement
  7. Trust Structure
  8. Next Steps

Would you like to meet with us?

Fiona is experienced in the processes related to trusts. She is available to answer your straightforward questions about trusts, helping to guide you through the basics and ensure you have a clear understanding of your options.

For just £10, you can book a 30-minute chat with Fiona to get the answers you need. Click the link below to schedule your appointment.

Trina is a qualified will writer and will trust drafter, offering expert advice on trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), and wills. With extensive experience in Trusts and Equity Law, Trina is well-equipped to provide you with detailed and personalised guidance.

For just £20, you can book a 30-minute consultation with Trina to discuss your needs and get professional advice tailored to your situation. Click the link below to schedule your appointment.


Ready to take the next step?

Sign up for our next course to learn how to draft and administer your own private trust. You can find out more about the course here:

Please note that we are private individuals who possess knowledge and expertise in trusts technology. Our purpose is to assist other private individuals in acquiring knowledge and experience in this field. It is important to understand that we are not solicitors and do not offer legal or financial services or advice.


With thanks to Pete of the Sovereign Project for asking me to put this introduction together, Andy Barlow for enabling me to keep my head above water during trying times, Liz, Nuin and Sandy for proofing and editing, and my clan, friends, admin team, and trustees for all their support.

A special mention goes to my mentor Richard Ansah of ONCE, a brilliant trust mind and estate planner.

And Prem for sorting this website!


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