Breach of Trust Law and Legal Definition

Breach of trust is a trustee’s failure to act in accordance with the terms of the trust or the trustee’s general fiduciary obligations. The trustee is subject to removal in the case of breach of trust and also creates personal liability. Whether or not the violation was willful, fraudulent, negligent, or inadvertent, a trustee is said to have committed breach of trust if a duty imposed on him/her by equity was violated.