Baker & Partners acts for beneficiaries, trustees and other fiduciaries on a range of contentious trust matters.
Our lawyers have been at the forefront of the most complex, high value and hostile trust litigation in Jersey, including long running litigation relating to the administration of a substantial family charitable trust which resulted in orders for the removal of the corporate trustee.
The firm has successfully acted in ground breaking asset tracing litigation to secure US$23 Million for the Federal Republic of Brazil, and in separate litigation brought by the Republic of Mozambique to recover the proceeds of bribes.
Our lawyers regularly advise and act for trustees and beneficiaries in respect of:
Breach of trust claims
Asset tracing and constructive trust claims
Secondary liability claims against accessories
Trustee applications for directions
Disputes over trust administration and the exercise of powers
The removal and/or substitution of trustees
Disclosure of information about trusts
Cross-border trust disputes
Insolvent and distressed trust structures
“Warring beneficiary” disputes
Disputes as to fees, costs and rights of indemnity
The enforcement of foreign judgments against Jersey trustees and trust assets