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Hyslop v Hyslop 2DS 2022/13 & 2DS 2023/03

30th April 2024

Judge of Appeal Cross KC, Acting Deemster Horton KC, and Deemster Corlett. Michael Horton KC, one of three Deemsters sitting in the Staff of Government Division in the Isle of Man High Court (‘appeal court’), grapples with an appeal regarding an impossible PSO where the intended recipient of the pension benefits has remarried. The appeal court also addressed the Isle of Man/England and Wales pension lacuna, mutual mistake, the remarriage trap, and the lower court's wrongful declaration of trust to remedy the impossible PSO.