(a) Unless ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction, the bank or trust company operating the common trust funds is not required to render a court accounting with regard to the funds, but it may, by application to the chancery court, secure approval of such an accounting on such conditions as the court may establish.

(b) When an accounting of a common trust fund is presented to a court for approval, the court shall assign a date and place for hearing and order notice thereof by:

(1) Publication once a week for three (3) weeks, the first publication to be not less than twenty (20) days prior to the date of hearing, of a notice in a newspaper having a circulation in the county in which the bank or trust company or branch thereof operating the common trust fund is located;

(2) Mailing not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the hearing a copy of the notice to all beneficiaries of the trusts participating in the common trust fund whose names are known to the bank or trust company from the records kept by it in the regular course of business in the administration of the trusts, directed to them at the addresses shown by those records; and

(3) Such further notice if any as the court may order.

[Acts 1953, ch. 148, § 2 (Williams, § 9596.33); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 35-403.]