Channel Islands Conference 2020

We invite you to join us at our Channel Island Conference 2020

Monday 27 January
Royal Bank of Canada,
Gaspé House,
66-72 The Esplanade, St Helier
Jersey, JE2 3QT

Tuesday 28 January
The Old Government House
Hotel & Spa,
St Ann’s Place, St Peter Port
Guernsey, GY1 2NU

13.30 Registration
13.40 Conference
18.00 Drinks Reception

Members of 5 Stone Buildings are highly regarded specialists in a wide variety of areas, including trusts law (both offshore and onshore), wills, estates and family provision, mental capacity law, art and cultural property, taxation, real property, pensions and charities.

5 Stone Buildings is “highly regarded for offshore trust work” (Legal 500)

In the modern, interconnected world, an ever larger number of clients have interests that extend across different legal jurisdictions. Cross-border contentious and advisory work in relation to international trusts and estates, including civil fraud and asset tracing claims, forms an increasingly important part of our expertise.

Members of chambers are experienced in working with lawyers in other jurisdictions on international and cross-border cases, including as part of major multi-national litigation teams. We have built up substantial and long-standing connections in many overseas jurisdictions, particularly in the Channel Islands and further afield. Our members have been involved in and advised on matters from Jersey, Guernsey, Hong Kong, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman, the Bahamas and other Caribbean jurisdictions.

We welcome you to our Channel Islands conference and look forward to sharing our expertise with you.

Conference Programme:

13:30: Registration

13:40: Chair Opening RemarksPenelope Reed QC and Matthew Paton

13:45: Trustees’ applications: Public Trustee V Cooper & Beddoe Relief – Tracey Angus QC and Jordan Holland
This session will consider applications by trustees under Article 51 of the Trusts (Jersey)
Law 1984 and Section 69 of the Trusts (Guernsey) Law 2007; in particular applications for
the “blessing” of momentous decisions without the surrender of the trustees’ discretion and
applications for Beddoe relief. This will also address the appropriate approach to the court’s
jurisdiction, the trustees’ disclosure obligations and costs.

14:30: Succession, Trusts and Human Rights: Where are we now?Edward Hewitt
and Eliza Eagling

This session will discuss recent case law from England and Strasbourg indicating that
human rights have a role to play in estates and trusts. What is the current position?
How is it likely to develop? And why is this relevant to the private client practitioner?

15:15: Questions of capacityDavid Rees QC and Ruth Hughes
– A comparison of the Mental Capacity jurisdictions in England and Wales, Jersey
and Guernsey
– Recognition of foreign orders and powers of attorney in England and Wales

16:00: Coffee break

16:30: UK Tax issues for CI ProfessionalsAmanda Hardy QC and
Oliver Marre
This session will explore domicile enquiries & challenges, CGT/SDLT on UK property
transactions, tax reporting and compliance requirements, and an update on recent cases.

17:15: Changing the Terms of Trusts: Termination, Variation and Amendment – Will East, Mathew Roper, Sam Chandler,
Alex Drapkin and Rose Fetherstonhaugh

18:00: Closing Remarks

18:05: Drinks Reception

27 January 2020 Jersey &
28 January 2020 Guernsey

Places are limited, please reserve now.