Trusts

Trusts are at the very core of chambers’ work, be they settlements, will trusts, resulting or constructive trusts, trusts arising from the co-ownership of land, pensions trusts, or any other kind.

Members have considerable expertise in all areas of contentious and non-contentious trust work, dealing with all types of disputes between trustees, beneficiaries and third parties. Members are accomplished at drafting settlements and related trust documentation and providing advice in relation to the ongoing administration of the trust.

Typical work in this area involves:

 

  • the interpretation of trusts
  • variation of trusts
  • rectification
  • challenging the validity of trusts
  • questions arising during the administration of trusts
  • the removal of trustees
  • winding up trusts
  • allegations of breach of trust
  • investment by trustees
  • tracing against trustees and third parties
  • trustees' rights and duties
  • applications for directions and guidance from the court
  • constructive trust claims
  • related tax and professional negligence issues

Members deal with both UK trusts and trusts in all key offshore jurisdictions.

Please consult clerks