Trust Disputes

Our lawyers have been at the forefront of the most complex, high value and hostile offshore trust litigation cases.


Trust disputes can be challenging, complex and long lasting in comparison to other forms of disputes.


The Baker & Partners team has worked on some of the highest profile trust disputes in the jurisdictions we operate in. We are well practised in navigating multiple parties towards a resolution. We represent beneficiaries and trustees.

Our Services Include

  • Breach of trust claims.
  • Asset-tracing and constructive trust claims.
  • Trust administration disputes.
  • Mistake applications.
  • Construction of trust instruments.
  • Trustee removal and substitution.

Why you should work with Baker & Partners

  • Our team has extensive experience in bringing and defending trust dispute claims and has represented some of the highest profile and most complex cases offshore.
  • We approach each of these cases uniquely, as we understand the necessity of a tailored response based on your individual circumstances.
  • Our experts are often instructed to advise on local and international cases that require their expertise to bring pragmatism to a complex and hostile trust dispute.

Representative Work

  • We represented the professional trustee in the Crociani litigation, one of the biggest breach of trust cases in recent Jersey legal history.
  • We acted for the beneficiaries in long-running charitable trust litigation, which resulted in an award of over USD$300m and the removal of the trustee.
  • We acted for the beneficiaries of a trust to remove and recover trust assets from uncooperative Panamanian trustees.
  • We acted for Primafides (Suisse) SA in relation to an application for its removal as trustee of a trust.

Baker & Partners has been at the forefront of some of the most complex and high-value offshore commercial and trust litigation in Jersey for many years. Their lawyers have extensive practical experience in the courts of Jersey, England & Wales, Cayman and BVI. Their advice is always sound, practical and client-focused.

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