George Tanner QC

The Commissioner initially responsible for the Review of the Law of Trusts was George Tanner QC. It had been intended that once the initial policy work was done, George would draft a Trusts Bill to accompany the Report. Unfortunately, George became ill in July 2011 before any drafting had begun, ultimately passing away the following January. While we have since been fortunate to have the assistance of the Parliamentary Counsel Office in drafting some of the key provisions of the new Act, all involved with this project wish to record their sadness that George was not able to complete the Report and Trusts Bill as he had planned. We acknowledge that George was very much in our thoughts as we completed this Report in his absence.