Fritha Ford : Advisory

23 May 2019

Dealing with a lack of beneficiaries - Benjamin Orders in Jersey

The Royal Court of Jersey has recently made a Benjamin Order, by which a Trustee was permitted to di...

30 April 2019

Mistake in Jersey trust law - sometimes ignorance is bliss

In giving its reasons for setting aside transfers into a Jersey trust on grounds of mistake, the Roy...

25 July 2018

Jersey’s Royal Court determines that the rights of creditors of an insolvent Jersey Trust rank pari passu

The Royal Court of Jersey has recently held that the claims of both former and new trustees of an in...

19 February 2018

The Royal Court of Jersey Exercises its Discretion to Help a Trustee Out of a “Bit of a Mess”

In the recent case of In the matter of the Number 1 C Trust ...

02 November 2017

Approach to Blessing a Decision to Engage in Adverse Litigation

The Royal Court has provided helpful guidance to trustees of charitable trusts with regard to what i...

02 August 2017

Royal Court Provides Guidance to Companies that Make Distributions

The Royal Court has, for the first time, provided helpful guidance as to the need to provide the Cou...

03 October 2016

Ownerless assets in Jersey and the recent case of In the matter of 15 Minories Holding Limited [2016] JRC 108A

We all know what is likely to happen to our possessions when we die. Fortunately there is no inherit...

13 October 2015

Helpful Consideration of the Duties of Fiduciaries Exercising Powers of Appointment

On 23 September 2015 the Royal Court gave judgment in In the matter of the Representation of Jasmine...

04 August 2015

In the Matter of the Representation of IFM Corporate Trustees Limited [2015] JRC 160 - An interesting case concerning the rectification of a Trust

On 31st July 2015, the Royal Court gave judgment in In the matter of the Representation of IFM Corpo...

31 July 2015

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Confirms the Existence of “Backwards Tracing”

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the Privy Council) has today handed down its landmark j...