Trusts Department

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What the team is known for Offers particular strengths in contentious trusts work, calling upon a team of experienced and knowledgeable litigators to assist clients in trust disputes. Also advises on non-contentious matters including trust and foundation structuring and restructuring. Frequently acts for ultra high net worth individuals, trust companies and financial institutions. Offers multi-jurisdictional expertise, particularly matters related to the British Virgin Islands, Cayman and Guernsey.

Strengths One source states: "They do very high-quality work and are especially good on the international side," adding that "they have a very strong global network."

Another source reports: "They are very switched-on with trust and regulatory work."

Notable practitioners

Bruce Lincoln
focuses his practice on contentious trust matters and is known as "a wonderful litigator and courtroom advocate." A source explains: "His written arguments are excellent and his arguments flow so well. He is very calm and on the money in terms of picking out the key issues."

Edward Devenport
leads the international trusts and private client team and is described as "one of the best trust practitioners in Jersey." A source says: "He is calm and collected and he can bring his tons of experience to make sure everything goes smoothly."

Giles Corbin
has extensive experience advising on non-contentious trust and foundation matters. One client notes: "He is hugely well regarded on the island for the very technical and detailed advice he provides." The source adds: "He is a go-to name in the trust industry and is known for his expertise and knowledge."

Jonathan Speck
is recognised as "one of the great names of the law world in Jersey" who is "always involved in big trust disputes that end up in court." He handles all aspects of trust work but is especially noted for his strength in litigation. A source reports: "He is one of the best litigators on the island in terms of experience and intuition. He has very good strategies and is in such high demand."