Land Ownership and the Origns of Fiduciary Duty
Tara Helfman
LAND OWNERSHIP AND THE ORIGINS OF FIDUCIARY DUTY Tara Helfman* Editors’ Synopsis: The author argues that the origins of fiduciary duty are rooted in English real property law and that the concept of fiduciary duty first arose in relation to the feudal land ownership. In this Article, the author focuses on the earliest references to fiduciary duty in English land cases to fill in a gap in the early history of fiduciary law and to discuss a curious episode in the history of the land trust. I...