As family arrangements become more complex, trustees and beneficiaries are frequently being drawn into disputes which lead to court proceedings. Our talented, experienced and solution driven team is committed to delivering the highest possible level of client service and regularly work together across our global locations to provide expert multi-jurisdictional advice.
Our global presence enables us to provide timely and comprehensive legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.
Our team have significant experience in all aspects of the law including:
- Validation and administration of trusts, including the consideration of sham trusts, constructive trusteeship and tracing claims
- Bringing or defending actions against trustees for breach of trust
- Resolving disputes among beneficiaries or between them and trustees
- Representation of minor and unascertained beneficiaries
- Applications for court approval for the variation or resettlement of trusts
- Applications to court for directions by trustees or beneficiaries
Representing Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei
Representing Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in high-profile litigation with the Sultan of Brunei to recover assets arising out of alleged misappropriation of US$15 billion from the Brunei Investment Agency, requiring parallel proceedings in both the Cayman Islands and Jersey
Recovery of funds deposited by Kadhir Abacha
Acting in relation to the recovery of funds said to have been deposited in a bank in the Isle of Man by Abdul Kadhir Abacha, brother of the late General Abacha, the former military dictator of Nigeria
Advising a trustee in relation to conflict of interest
Advising a trustee in relation to a hostile application to remove its co-trustee as trustee of a number of trusts on the basis of a clear and obvious conflict of interest, culminating in an order from the Royal Court of Jersey removing the co-trustee
Hannah Tildesley to Speak at Commercial Bar Association Event
Appleby Bermuda Partner Hannah Tildesley will speak at The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) North...
Appleby Bermuda a Gold Sponsor of INSOL International Seminar
Appleby Bermuda is a Gold sponsor of the INSOL International Bermuda Seminar taking place on 1 June ...
Appleby announces UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partnership
Appleby are delighted to announce that they are now a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partner.
Arms Dealing and Wheeler Dealing - Injunctions in Support of Insolvency Proceedings
In Parles .A.S. et al v Winsley Finance Limited (Parles), Mangatal J was recently called upon t...
Podcast: Trust and Estate Planning for Digital Assets in Bermuda
Appleby Bermuda partners Jerome Wilson (Head of Technology & Innovation), Vanessa Schrum (Head o...
The rules of engagement – repeal and revision of the CPR in the BVI
On 25 April 2023 amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court were...
Leave to Appeal to the Privy Council: Sian Participation Corporation (in Liquidation) v Halimeda International Limited
Leave to Appeal to the Privy Council: Sian Participation Corporation (in Liquidation) v Halimeda Int...
Appleby Guernsey announces new Office Managing Partner
Jeremy Berchem has handed over his role as Office Managing Group Partner to Richard Sheldon with eff...
Singularis Holdings: 10 Years’ Later
In 2013, the Caymanian liquidators of Singularis Holdings Limited (“SHL”) sought information fro...
Appleby overturns Prohibition Orders imposed by GFSC
On Tuesday 25 April, the Royal Court of Guernsey handed down its Judgment in the appeal of Domaille,...