Baker & Partners provide herewith an overview of trust litigation in Jersey. It summarises the important aspects of Jersey trust law and civil procedure. The vast majority of trust proceedings in Jersey are commenced by the trustees, seeking guidance from the Court in its supervisory capacity.
It is not intended to be comprehensive or provide detailed answers to complex questions. The purpose of this guide is to set out the various types of trust dispute which can come before the Jersey Courts. Not all legal proceedings commenced before the Royal Court are hostile proceedings in which the trustee is being sued or criticised for fault. The vast majority of trust proceedings in Jersey are commenced by trustees, seeking guidance from the Court in its supervisory capacity in which there is no suggestion of criticism of the trustee.
If you require legal advice or assistance you are encouraged to contact our contentious trusts team, the details of which can be found at the end of this guide.