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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

A guide to probate and estate planning administration for non-Guernsey domiciliaries

This Carey Olsen briefing looks at the key issues around probate and estate planning administration for non-Guernsey domiciliaries, including document requirements, why domicile is so important, the definition of executor/administrator and more.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 26 September 2014 | Practice Area: Private Client

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A guide to probate and estate planning administration for Guernsey domiciliaries

Guernsey is an independent legal jurisdiction for estate administration purposes. When a person dies leaving assets in Guernsey, it is likely their personal representative will need to obtain a Guernsey Grant of Probate or Administration to receive the Guernsey assets, as Carey Olsen explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 22 September 2014 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

Does the Royal Court of Jersey have the power to sanction a settlement on behalf of a person who lacks capacity?

In this briefing, Mourant Ozannes reports on a case in which the Royal Court of Jersey concluded that it has power under its inherent jurisdiction to sanction a compromised settlement of litigation reached by the plaintiff, on behalf of a minor.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Family Law

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