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Disclosure Of Information By Trustee A Need To Know
It is not uncommon for a settlor to impress upon a trustee the wish that under no circumstances should his family be told anything about the trust he has just settled for their benefit.
Taxing Times: A Briefing Note On AB v CD
On June 30 2016 Her Majesty's First Deemster, Deemster Doyle, delivered a judgment in the case of AB v CD, in which Kevin O'Loughlin and Christopher Arrowsmith of Simcocks acted for the Defendant trustee, CD, and Gillian Christian of Keystone Law and Robert Ham QC acted for the Claimant, AB. This is the first
Trustees: To Be Or Not To Be “Momentous” – Trustee Court Applications In Guernsey
As a trustee, the issue of whether a particular decision is “momentous” is often clear, as is the need to apply to court for its blessing of that decision.
Contentious Trusts Case Summaries 05/08
We summarise below two recent notable judgments of interest in the area of contentious trusts.
I’ve Been disinherited! – Claims Under The Inheritance Act
Whether you are bringing or defending a claim under the Inheritance Act, ensuring your case is as strong as possible will require a good deal of homework.
Contentious Trusts Case Summaries
Whilst not making ‘new law’, this case serves as a useful reminder of the main principles behind the process of tracing, which enables a Claimant to recover funds or assets which have been lost to a knowing recipient.
60 seconds with Richard Dew, Ten Old Square
There is a wide spread perception that the number of new trusts being created – here and offshore – is reducing. This, combined with increasingly complex (and unnecessary) regulation and transparency requirements, means that it can be foreseen that the market for trust services is likely to contract, leading to less trust disputes.