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Ogier | Jersey | 12 May 2020

Jersey Royal Court imposes substantial fine for inadequate AML policies and procedures

In a rare decision on the Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 (MLO) the Royal Court (Court) has underscored the critical importance of firms…

Ogier | Jersey | 1 Jan 2020

The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012- Enforcement

The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 (the New Law) came fully into force on 2 January 2014, changing the way in which security is created over…

Ogier | Jersey | 2 Dec 2019

Slowly getting to grips with unjust enrichment and Jersey’s legal hot potatoes (CMC v Forster)

Private Client analysis: This long-running fraud case illustrates the difficult task that the Channel Island courts sometimes have in comparing and…

Ogier | Jersey | 1 Oct 2018

Bank fine for breach of probate rules underlines importance of following procedure

The case of an international bank fined £25,000 for transferring the Jersey assets of a deceased client to a foreign court without first requesting a…

Ogier | Jersey | 23 Aug 2018

New law enables valid execution of will when person cannot physically sign their name

The Signing of Instruments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Jersey Law 2018 was recently passed to enable people to validly execute legal documents (eg, a will or power of attorney) when they are physically incapable of signing their name. It brings about the much-needed change in law that was brought to light in 2015, when a local resident passed away after a paralysis of his hands had rendered......

Ogier | Guernsey | 16 Jul 2018

Guernsey Companies Law - voluntary winding up of companies

The Companies Law came into full force on 1 July 2008 and contains provisions in relation to the nature, type, establishment and conduct of Guernsey…

Ogier | Guernsey, Jersey | 11 Jul 2018

Guernsey Royal Court issues Letter of Request to the High Court

The Joint Administrators applied to the Royal Court of Guernsey seeking an order that it issue a Letter of Request to the High Court of Justice of…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Jersey | 4 Jan 2018

Royal Court of Jersey applies Hastings-Bass provisions in relation to incorrect tax advice

We have previously reported on two provisions of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984, Articles 47H and 47G, which had been introduced following the UK…

Ogier | Jersey | 6 Dec 2017

Beddoe Relief, charitable trusts and controlling legal costs: expectations on trustees

All trustees who find themselves considering litigation on behalf of a trust should take note of the judgment of the Royal Court of Jersey in F Trust…

Carey Olsen | Jersey | 27 Jul 2017

Variations of Jersey trusts: relevance of settlors' views and public policy

The Royal Court of Jersey has recently approved (on behalf of minor, unborn and unascertained beneficiaries) variations of two trusts established by…
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