1.4.3 The Contractarian Worldview
Both the Uniform Trust Code and the revised Uniform Partnership Act reflect the doctrinal force of the contractarian worldview. The Uniform Trust Code, however, is largely a codification of the long-standing common law trust principles framed by the contractarian rhetoric.The Revised Uniform Partnership Act essentially trades-in the long-standing partnership law fiduciary principles for a pure contractual model. How “good faith” is used, and what it means, under the two uniform acts puts in high relief the stakes involved in shifting from a relational to a contractarian model. Indeed, the developing case law under the Revised Partnership Act should serve as a cautionary tale for those concerned with the future of the law of trusts.
 “The U.T.C. does not make sweeping changes in the common law of trusts, but neither does it woodenly copy the previous judge-made law.” David M. English, “The Uniform Trust Code (2000): Significant Provisions and Policy Issues,” 67 Mo. L. Rev. 143, 153 (2002).