Default clauses in Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts

In the latest (13th) edition of this work some of the Will precedents do not include default clauses, even though the assets are held on discretionary trusts. Will 8 is one such case, which includes a discretionary trust of the NRB with residue to spouse absolutely or discretionary trusts if no spouse.

I just wondered why it is felt that no default clause is needed in this case, as the trusts themselves do not appear to be exhaustive?

Diana Smart
Gordons LLP