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Dickinson Gleeson

Offshore: Trusts

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What the team is known for

Offers contentious and non-contentious trust and estates advice. Also has expertise in finance, corporate and insolvency matters. Clients include family offices, trust companies and high net worth individuals.

Work highlights

Represented certain beneficiaries of the C Trust in a USD30 million rectification dispute where they were excluded from benefiting from the trust due to an alleged mistake in trust drafting.

Notable practitioners

Craig Swart is noted for his work on both contentious and non-contentious trust matters, frequently acting for both trustees and beneficiaries.
"He is an expert in what he does."

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Overview

Led by Craig Swart, the Dickinson Gleeson private client team acts on all aspects of private wealth structures including trusts, companies, foundations and partnerships.  The team’s clients comprise a wide range of international and Jersey-based financial services businesses, professional trustees and private clients.  The Dickinson Gleeson private client team often works hand in hand with the client’s in-house and external legal and other professional advisors from around the world.

The team, which comprises 3 partners, 2 senior associates and 1 associate, offers a seamless service spanning the full spectrum of private client work ranging from non-contentious work such as advising and acting on the formation of trusts and related structures, to hostile trust litigation.

Dickinson Gleeson’s private client team prides itself on offering commercial advice on a stream-lined and partner-led basis that is tailored to the specific needs of each client.  Dickinson Gleeson operates on a “conflict free” basis and is entirely independent of any trust company – one of the only leading law firms in Jersey to remain so.

Key institutional clients include: RBC, First Island Trustees, Trident Trust, Vistra Trust, Pentera Trust, Fairway Trust, BKS Family Office, Rawlinson & Hunter Jersey, Geneva Trust Company, LGL, Chateau Trust and Schindlers.  The team also acts for a wide range of ultra-HNW and HNW families from around the world.

Members

Swart, Craig (Head of Department)

Ali Noor, Pierre

Dickinson, James

Gleeson, James

Staal, Guillaume

Offshore: Trusts Department

Dickinson Gleeson

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Department location

3rd Floor, Le Gallais Building

6 Minden Place

St Helier

Jersey

UK

JE2 4WQ

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Offshore: Trusts


Craig Swart
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