Knowledge pool: why you should attend the Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG Half-Day Conference

Toby Graham Blog

The Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG Half-Day conference is designed to appeal to litigators interested in the latest cases in the field. It’s also relevant to non-contentious practitioners wishing to avoid problems in the future.  It will feature leading speakers, in many cases with a direct involvement in the cases considered.

Nicholas Le Poidevin QC of New Square Chambers will discuss the Privy Council’s decision in Crociani v Crociani handed down yesterday. This is a landmark case on trust jurisdiction clauses in trust instruments. Robert MacRae of Carey Olsen will explain the latest developments in trusts and divorce in Jersey. Similarly, Schellenberg Wittmer’s David Wilson will discuss recent trust cases from the Geneva Court. Jonathan Speck, Managing Partner of Mourant Ozanne (Jersey) will discuss the recent decision of the Guernsey Court of  Appeal in Investec Trust v Glenalla Properties Ltd. I will analyse the case of FHR European Ventures v Cedar Capital Partner LLC, in which the Supreme Court decided that bribes and secret commissions paid to company directors and other fiduciaries are subject to an immediate trust, enabling tracing and accessory liability claims to be brought against third parties.

The conference will be followed by the Special Interest Group’s annual general meeting where the group will share exciting news of their new global forum, and a networking drinks reception.

I encourage any practitioner with an interest in contentious trusts and estates to attend.

Toby Graham is TEP is a Partner with Farrer & Co and Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG Steering Committee

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