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Trusts: mistakevoid or voidable
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey
  • February 28 2010

This judgment of the Royal Court in Jersey is of interest for its determination of the relevant test to be applied in order for a voluntary disposition by an individual to be declared invalid on the ground of mistake, and also for deciding that such a disposition is voidable rather than void


In the matter of the Representation of Kenneth James Mackinnon 2009 JRC 218
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey
  • March 5 2010

This judgment is helpful in that it is the first time that the issue of a personal costs award against an executor appears to have been considered


Laws and orders brought into force in 2011
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey
  • January 21 2011

The Employment (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2010 came into force in part on 1 January 2011


Making a will in Jersey for Jersey domiciled individuals
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey
  • January 28 2011

This Briefing provides answers to some of the key questions which you may have regarding the need for you to make a will


Judgement summary: directions redisclosure to foreign courts
  • Collas Crill
  • Jersey
  • November 27 2012

In 2011 the trustee applied for directions from the Royal Court to approve two “momentous” decisions, namely (1) the disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries knowing that the beneficiary was likely to pass the information to a non-beneficiary (a spouse) and the Family Division of the English High Court (“Family Division”) in divorce proceedings; and (2) not to submit to the jurisdiction of the Family Division in a beneficiary’s divorce proceedings


Iniquitous acts and sharp practice - fraud unravels all
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey, United Kingdom
  • November 8 2012

This briefing explains the crimefraud exception to legal professional privilege and considers the position in Jersey in light of the English case of BBGP Managing General Partner Ltd and others v Babcock & Brown Global Partners ("BBGP"


Laws and orders brought into force in 2012
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey
  • November 9 2012

The Banking Business (Depositors Compensation) (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provision) (Jersey) Regulations 2012 came into force, with the exception of Regulation 23, on 2 October 2012


Offshore assets and the divorce
  • Collas Crill
  • Jersey, United Kingdom
  • October 19 2012

This is an English High Court (Family Division) case involving a Jersey proper law trust whereby Mostyn J examined the treatment of a Jersey trust in divorce proceedings and made an interesting comment about a Jersey trustee’s potential involvement in proceedings


Protecting interests in divorce proceedings
  • Ogier
  • Jersey
  • May 27 2009

The trustee in this case sought the blessing of the Royal Court to certain decisions made in relation to the R Trust and the M Trust


Rectification of wills; probate
  • Bedell Cristin
  • Jersey
  • August 31 2009

When and in what circumstances can the Court exercise its jurisdiction to rectify a will of deceased?