Re May Trust [2022] WTLR 637

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Summer 2022 #187

The trustee of a Jersey trust known as the May Trust made a Public Trustee v Cooper Category 2 application for a ‘blessing’ of its decision to make a distribution to a beneficiary (B). The primary purpose of the distribution was to allow B to benefit a charity, which was also a beneficiary of the trust. The application was uncontentious.

The trust had been declared in 2000 by a deed of appointment. The appointing trust had been settled by B’s father in Cayman in 1982. The governing law of the May Trust was changed from Cayman law to Jersey law. The assets of the appointing trust w...

Smith & anr v Michelmores Trust Corporation Ltd & ors [2021] WTLR 1051

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Autumn 2021 #184

The testatrix (T), whose husband predeceased her, was survived by her four children, B1, B2, B3 and B4. T had appointed B3 and the partners of a solicitor firm as the executors of her will. She left the residue of her estate on trust to be divided into four equal shares: one for the benefit of each of B1, B2 and B3, and the fourth upon discretionary trusts, which included a wide power of appointment, for the benefit of B4 and his children and remoter issue. At the time of the hearing, B4 had three adult children and one minor grandchild. T died in 2010 and probate of her will was granted...

Discretionary Trusts: DDD Settlements jolts the premise of the irrevocable

Ashley Crossley and Alexandra Demper analyse the decision in DDD Settlements [2011] and its confirmation of English case law Article 47 enables the Royal Court to consent to an arrangement varying or revoking all or any of the terms of a Jersey trust. In recent years, a number of cases in Jersey have considered the …
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