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New measures to allow greater freedom to access pension savings - could you benefit?

Last year the Chancellor shocked the pensions world by proposing that all members of DC schemes should be able to access their funds without restrictions once they reached the minimum pension age. This briefing looks at whether you could benefit from new measures which will boost access to savings.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 02 April 2015 | Practice Area: Family Law

Amendments to the Jersey Foundations Law

On 17 March, the Foundations (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2015 came into force, amending the Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009, the Jersey statute which provides for the establishment and operation of foundations under Jersey law. This briefing focuses on two aspects of the amendments made.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 02 April 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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Private client structuring: private trust companies and private trust foundations

One of the key trends in Guernsey in recent years has been the emergence of the private trust company. Its popularity has grown as ultra-high net worth families look to consolidate their various family interests in a bespoke private structure, as this Carey Olsen briefing explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 12 February 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Royal Court provides guidance to Jersey trustees involved in foreign divorce proceedings

This Carey Olsen briefing looks at two Jersey judgments which address the important question of when trustees of Jersey trusts should submit to the jurisdiction of foreign courts in matrimonial proceedings involving beneficiaries of Jersey trusts.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 05 February 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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To intervene or not to intervene: Guernsey Court of Appeal confirms applicable test

In September last year, the Guernsey Court of Appeal confirmed the test to be applied in determining whether a person should be added as a party to existing proceedings, as Mourant Ozannes reports.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 26 January 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client

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Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide: cross-border estate planning in the new age

Modern private client lawyers face new challenges presented by the instability in the world today. The Private Client Forum Americas, which will take place in Costa Rica next month, will discuss how clients need to understand there are no more grey areas and that compliance is the order of the day.

Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 21 January 2015 | Practice Area: Domicile and residence

An overhaul long overdue: Jersey divorce reform

The Jersey Law Commission recently delivered a consultation paper entitled 'Divorce Reform', which is refreshingly straightforward and surprisingly comprehensive. In an area of law in which the primary source of legislation dates from 1949, the overhaul proposed by the paper is long overdue.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 06 January 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client

Guernsey Court of Appeal confirms power to require beneficiaries to provide information to trustees

The Guernsey Court of Appeal recently confirmed that it has the power to require beneficiaries to provide information to trustees. The decision sets out the factors the court will take into account when considering applications to compel disclosure from beneficiaries, as Mourant Ozannes explains.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 10 November 2014 | Practice Area: Family Law

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014: how the law has changed

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 came into force on 1 October this year. In this briefing, Bond Dickinson explains the changes to the law and the impact that these may have upon you, using examples of cases to illustrate how the law has changed in practical terms.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 29 October 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Do I need a separate Channel Islands will?

Guernsey and Jersey are not part of the UK and are separate independent jurisdictions for probate purposes. It is not essential for you to have a separate will to cover your Channel Island assets, but there are certain benefits, as this Carey Olsen briefing explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 07 October 2014 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

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