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Practice Area Trusts

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    Trusts are the traditional base of chambers' work

    Trusts are the traditional base of chambers’ work. Members of chambers at all levels of seniority have specialist experience in dealing with many aspects of the law of trusts. Members have been involved in some of the most important trusts litigation of recent times, including the Savernake litigation, the litigation relating to the will trust of the late Lucian Freud, the Crociani litigation in Jersey and Mauritius, and the Ojjeh litigation in the Cayman Islands.

    “ Our expertise covers lifetime settlements, will trusts, resulting or constructive trusts, trusts arising from the co-ownership of land, trusts in the context of matrimonial proceedings, pensions trusts, charitable trusts and the taxation of trusts. ”

    As is so often the case with such instructions, resolving conflict of laws issues and challenges to jurisdiction is a consistent theme throughout.

    Members of chambers are very used to working with lawyers in other jurisdictions, including as part of major multinational litigation teams. As a result our members have, over the years, built up substantial and long standing connections in many overseas jurisdictions, particularly in the Caribbean and the Channel Islands. Members of chambers have appeared or have the rights of audience in Jersey, Guernsey, BVI, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.

    As well as being at home in domestic courts at all levels, members are regularly instructed to act in the major offshore jurisdictions, including the Channel Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas.