Trust & Estate Disputes

Our team has acted in many high profile and significant trust disputes and has the experience and expertise to advise settlors, trustees, corporate trustees, beneficiaries and protectors in relation to all aspects of trust matters, including those concerning the establishment, administration and operation of Jersey law trusts, trust structures and foundations. We often work as part of a larger team with law firms and counsel from other jurisdictions in complex, multi-jurisdictional proceedings.

We are able to advise and assist across the whole range of trust disputes, including:

  • Applications to rectify a mistake
  • Applications in respect of momentous decisions
  • The removal or retirement of trustees and protectors
  • The transfer of trusts
  • Responding to requests for information
  • Breach of trust claims
  • Disputes between beneficiaries.

In addition, we are able to work closely with our expert lawyers in our Private Client and Family teams. This enables us to provide advice and assistance to trustees and beneficiaries involved in estate planning, matrimonial or other family proceedings, including advice as to pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements, the provision of information and issues concerning submission to the jurisdiction of foreign family law proceedings.

When it comes to estates, our dedicated team of expert lawyers has the specialist knowledge required to assist executors, families and beneficiaries with all estate issues. We have the expertise to advise in relation to challenges to the validity of wills, claims for legitime and rapport a la masse, and intestate succession issues.

We are able to guide parties to a dispute through the litigation process, including the investigation of complaints and claims, alternative dispute resolution, and, if necessary, trial. If a case requires an application to Court, or results in a trial, clients can be confident in the knowledge that the case will be handled by one of our highly experienced courtroom advocates.

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